Fall 2009 Enrollment Highest in School History

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. – Dutchess Community College’s Fall 2009 enrollment is 9,791, up more than 14% from last year.

The number of full-time students rose by 766, while the part-time increase was 491 students, combining for a total of 1,257.

The hike continues an upward trend that began in 2007. The largest spring enrollment increase in the college’s history also happened in 2009, with full-time numbers up 14.3% and part-time numbers are up 9.5% over spring 2008, which combined for a 12.1% boost overall.

“The economy certainly plays a part,” says DCC President Dr. D. David Conklin. “We see more full-time students taking advantage of our tuition, which is the lowest in the state, while the increase in part-time students illustrates the College’s ability to fill the need for professional re-training created by downsizing in many sectors of business.”

DCC’s curriculum consists of more than 60 academic programs of study, including Business, Science, Computer Information Systems, and Teacher Education.

For more information, contact the Office of Community Relations and Graphics at (845) 431-8409 .

Founded in 1957, Dutchess Community College is a two-year community college with more than 50 years of service to the residents of Dutchess County. Visit www.sunydutchess.edu.