Dutchess Community College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$4,150
7.4% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,486
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
15%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
8,691
40.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
28.5%
485 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 2019, 1,033 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Dutchess Community College. 56.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (616 degrees), 2.8 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (220 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Dutchess Community College is $4,150, which is $−3,674 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Dutchess Community College is $4,150, which is $−3,674 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,486.

In 2019, 33% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 14% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$4,150
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Dutchess Community College was $4,150. The cost of tuition at Dutchess Community College is $−3,674 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,486
2019 Value
3.24%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Dutchess Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,486. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Dutchess Community College grew by 3.24%.

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Other Student Expenses

$10,934
Room and Board
$1,400
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Dutchess Community College was of $10,934 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,400. The cost of room and board increased by 1.71% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change 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 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, 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.
15%
2017 Default Rate
184
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Dutchess Community College was 15%, which represents 184 out of the 1229 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 8,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Dutchess Community College is 3,514 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,177. This means that 40.4% of students enrolled at Dutchess Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Dutchess Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 57% White, 20.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.3% Two or More Races, 3.54% Asian, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0575% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Dutchess Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (26.8%), followed by White Female (26.2%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.3%). 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

40.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Dutchess Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,691 students. The full-time enrollment at Dutchess Community College is 3,514 and the part-time enrollment is 5,177. This means that 40.4% of students enrolled at Dutchess Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
2019 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 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Dutchess Community College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,952
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,814
  3. Black or African American
    933

The enrolled student population at Dutchess Community College is 57% White, 20.9% Hispanic or Latino, 10.7% Black or African American, 4.3% Two or More Races, 3.54% Asian, 0.207% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0575% 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% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 238 students (2.74%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 127 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 (616 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (220 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 (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), and Protective Services (76 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Social workers, all other (185,810 people), Police officers (143,837 people), Other managers (94,085 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (86,550 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (59,040 people).

The most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Public Administration and Social Service (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Legal (26 degrees), and Transportation (11 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, Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, Public relations specialists, and Sales representatives of services, except advertising, insurance, financial services, and travel

The most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Public Administration and Social Service (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Legal (26 degrees), and Transportation (11 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Justice, public order, & safety activities (362,265 people), Elementary & secondary schools (218,765 people), Individual & family services (133,645 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (98,155 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (84,744 people).

The most specialized majors at Dutchess Community College are Public Administration and Social Service (76 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (405 degrees), Protective Services (76 degrees), Legal (26 degrees), and Transportation (11 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

453
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
580
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 453 degrees were awarded to men at Dutchess Community College, which is 0.781 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (580).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 101 degrees were awarded to men at Dutchess Community College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.46 times more than the 69 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 104 degrees were awarded to women at Dutchess Community College in General Studies, which is 1.96 times more than the 53 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
29%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% of students graduating from Dutchess Community College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 29% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 33% 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 Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (35.3%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Dutchess Community College is Female and White (35.3% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0.206% of graduates (1 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    616 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    220 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    100 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Dutchess Community College is white (616 degrees awarded). There were 2.8 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (220 degrees).

0.871% of degree recipients (9 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. White Female
    329 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    287 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    135 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Dutchess Community College is white female (329 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (287 degrees).

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Operations

Dutchess Community College has an endowment valued at nearly $11M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $133k (1.21%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Dutchess Community College had a total salary expenditure of $78.2M. Dutchess Community College employs 37 Assistant professors, 30 Instructors, and 28 Professors. Most academics at Dutchess Community College are Female Assistant professors (20), Female Instructors(18), and Male Assistant professors (17).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dutchess Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 51 employees, Office and Administrative Support, with 46 employees, and Service with 45 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$11M
2019 Endowment
0.554%
growth from 2018

Dutchess Community College has an endowment valued at about $11M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Dutchess Community College grew 0.554% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.69M 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. $3.69M - Federal
  2. $806k - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Dutchess Community College received $3.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $806k from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$33.6M
2019 Salaries
9.23%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Dutchess Community College paid a median of $33.6M in salaries, which represents 42.9% of their overall expenditure ($78.2M) and a 9.23% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.2% growth from 2017 and a 4.44% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$10.5M
Instructional Salaries
124
Number of Employees

In 2019, Dutchess Community College paid a total of $10.5M to 124 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Dutchess Community College were Assistant professor with 37 employees; Instructor with 30 employees; and Instructor with 28 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Dutchess Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 51 employees; Office and Administrative Support with 46 employees; and Service with 45 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Dutchess Community College was Female Assistant professor with 20 employees, Female Instructor with 18 employees, and Male Assistant professor with 17 employees.

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

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