- Colleges -

For those who love learning, Dutchess County is a choice community, committed to offering a wide range of quality academic and vocational institutions and other educational opportunities for both young and old. These educational choices go a long way toward helping to shape the quality of life in the county where top-notch institutions offer lifelong learning.

Colleges have an enormous financial impact on the county, attracting more than $200 million dollars into the local economy each year. In addition to their overall academic excellence, they are a boon for businesses, they have forged dynamic links with high-tech employers in Dutchess County that have led to many innovative business initiatives. Examples include the Hendersen Computer Center at Bard, co-developed with IBM, and ExceLink, the Small Business Network at Marist, which provides participating companies with access to information and advice on an interactive basis.


Colleges in Dutchess County



Adelphi University  
Adelphi University, Hudson Valley Center, 457 Maple St., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Get Google Map and Directions  
(845) 471-3348

Bard College  
Bard College, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504  Get Google Map and Directions  
(845) 758-6822

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University  
199 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508  Get Google Map and Directions  
(845) 838-1600

Dutchess Community College (DCC)  
53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 Get Google Map and Directions  
(845) 431-8000

DCC South Extension Site  
31 Marshall Road Wappingers Falls, NY 12590  Get Google Map and Directions   
(845) 298-0755

Marist College  
3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  Get Google Map and Directions  
(845) 575-3000

The Culinary Institute of America  
1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY  12538-1499  Get Google Map and Directions  
(845) 452-9600

Vassar College  
124 Raymond Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603  Get Google Map and Directions  
(845) 437-7645


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