Dutchess County College

Find Dutchess County New York colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Associated Beth Rivkah Schools 310 Crown Street Crown Heights NY 11225 718-735-0400


Bard College 30 Campus Road Annandale-on-Hudson NY 12504 845-758-6822

Dutchess BOCES-School of Practical Nursing 5 Boces Road Poughkeepsie NY 12601 845-486-8001

Dutchess Community College 53 Pendell Road Poughkeepsie NY 12601 845-431-8000

Marist 3399 North Road Poughkeepsie NY 12601 845-575-3000

Medgar Evers College 1650 Bedford Avenue Crown Heights NY 11225 718-270-4900

Ridley-Lowell Business & Technical Institute-Poughkeepsie 26 South Hamilton Street Poughkeepsie NY 12601 845-471-0330

Talmudical Seminary Oholei Torah 667 Eastern Parkway Crown Heights NY 11213 718-774-5050

The Culinary Institute of America 1946 Campus Drive Hyde Park NY 12538 845-452-9600

Unification Theological Seminary 30 Seminary Drive Barrytown NY 12507 845-752-3000

Vassar College 124 Raymond Avenue Poughkeepsie NY 12604 845-437-7000

Are there requirements for a College to be considered a University?

College and University are often used interchangeably, but they are distinct terms. Generally, a University must offer a minimum number of graduate programs, which must be separate from the undergraduate programs. The institution must also have an administrative structure for managing graduate programs. A University is typically organized into several Colleges, such as the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, or the College of Music.

Are accrediting authorities run by the government?

No. Accrediting authorities are independent organizations that are not government agencies. Although the government does not accredit Colleges, the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) does recognize accrediting agencies. Recognition by the USDOE confers a degree of credibility to an accrediting agency.

What is a Technical College?

Technical Colleges tend to emphasize skill development and credentials that prepare students for a specific field or industry. Common fields of study in Technical Colleges include the sciences, engineering, and information technology.