Dutchess Community College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,350
4.82% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$7,818
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
8,034
37.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
28.7%
446 Graduates

About

Dutchess Community College is a higher education institution located in Dutchess County, NY. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Dutchess Community College were .

In 2020, 1,011 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dutchess Community College. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (619 degrees), 3.35 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (185 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dutchess Community College is $4,350, which is $−3,630 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dutchess Community College is $4,350, which is $−3,630 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,818.

In 2020, 33% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,350
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Dutchess Community College was $4,350. The cost of tuition at Dutchess Community College is $−3,630 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$7,818
2020 Value
4.43%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Dutchess Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,818. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Dutchess Community College grew by 4.43%.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,400
Room and Board
$1,450
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dutchess Community College was of $11,400 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,450. The cost of room and board increased by 4.26% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.57% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

33%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
14%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

33% of undergraduate students at Dutchess Community College received grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 33% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
11.4%
2018 Default Rate
130
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Dutchess Community College was 11.4%, which represents 130 out of the 1137 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Dutchess Community College has a total enrollment of 8,034 students. The full-time enrollment at Dutchess Community College is 3,015 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,019. This means that 37.5% of students enrolled at Dutchess Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dutchess Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.9% White, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 9.96% Black or African American, 4.18% Two or More Races, 3.82% Asian, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dutchess Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (27.5%), followed by White Male (24.5%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (13.4%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dutchess Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,034 students. The full-time enrollment at Dutchess Community College is 3,015 and the part-time enrollment is 5,019. This means that 37.5% of students enrolled at Dutchess Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

55%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Dutchess Community College was 55%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Dutchess Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,570
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,685
  3. Black or African American
    800

The enrolled student population at Dutchess Community College is 56.9% White, 21% Hispanic or Latino, 9.96% Black or African American, 4.18% Two or More Races, 3.82% Asian, 0.187% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0373% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 283 students (3.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 105 more women than men received degrees from Dutchess Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Dutchess Community College is white (619 degrees awarded). There were 3.35 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (185 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Dutchess Community College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Dutchess Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Public Administration and Social Service (66 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (378 degrees), and Protective Services (73 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Other managers (263,918 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (213,628 people), Social workers, all other (205,237 people), Police officers (150,117 people), and Graphic designers (112,497 people).

The most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Public Administration and Social Service (66 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (378 degrees), Protective Services (73 degrees), Communications (43 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Dentists, Physicians, Public relations specialists, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Petroleum, mining & geological engineers, including mining safety engineers

The most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Public Administration and Social Service (66 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (378 degrees), Protective Services (73 degrees), Communications (43 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Elementary & secondary schools (523,283 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,981 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (311,076 people), Computer Systems Design (182,449 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (178,537 people).

The most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Public Administration and Social Service (66 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (378 degrees), Protective Services (73 degrees), Communications (43 degrees), and Visual & Performing Arts (53 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Dutchess Community College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Dutchess Community College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

453
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
558
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 453 degrees were awarded to men at Dutchess Community College, which is 0.812 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (558).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 71 degrees were awarded to men at Dutchess Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.899 times less than the 79 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 109 degrees were awarded to women at Dutchess Community College in General Studies, which is 1.79 times more than the 61 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
32%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 19% of students graduating from Dutchess Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 32% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 35% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (46.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dutchess Community College is Female and Asian (46.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 2.69% of graduates (12 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    619 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    111 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dutchess Community College is white (619 degrees awarded). There were 3.35 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (185 degrees).

1.09% of degree recipients (11 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    322 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    297 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    114 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Dutchess Community College is white female (322 degrees awarded). There were 1.08 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (297 degrees).

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Operations

Dutchess Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $11.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $66.7k (0.563%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Dutchess Community College had a total salary expenditure of $78.2M. Dutchess Community College employs 38 Assistant professors, 25 Professors, and 22 Associate professors. Most academics at Dutchess Community College are Female Assistant professors (20), Male Assistant professors(18), and Female Associate professors (16).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dutchess Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 48 employees, Service, with 36 employees, and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11.8M
2020 Endowment
7.79%
growth from 2019

Dutchess Community College has an endowment valued at about $11.8M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Dutchess Community College grew 7.79% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $7.42M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $1.67M - Federal
  2. $1.19M - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Dutchess Community College received $1.67M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $1.19M from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$37.7M
2020 Salaries
12.4%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Dutchess Community College paid a median of $37.7M in salaries, which represents 48.2% of their overall expenditure ($78.2M) and a 12.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 9.23% decline from 2018 and a 1.2% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.91M
Instructional Salaries
107
Number of Employees

In 2020, Dutchess Community College paid a total of $8.91M to 107 employees working as instructors, which represents 23.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Assistant professor
Most Common Instructor
38 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
48 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dutchess Community College were Assistant professor with 38 employees; Professor with 25 employees; and Professor with 22 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dutchess Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 48 employees; Service with 36 employees; and Office and Administrative Support with 36 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Assistant professor
  2. Male Assistant professor
  3. Female Associate professor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dutchess Community College was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Male Assistant professor with 18 employees, and Female Associate professor with 16 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Dutchess Community College.

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