"I chose Dutchess because it is local, and allowed me to continue to live at home and keep my
job while saving money for a four-year school. Dutchess is a reputable community college that
offers many courses – all of the ones I was looking for are offered here. DCC's staff and
professors are extremely helpful, with great office hours and a willingness to help their
students succeed. There are so many opportunities to get help – and I never felt behind in
any of my classes. I think the campus is beautiful. There are so many places to sit down and
study, chat with friends, or seek help from tutors or professors."