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Colleges in Dutchess County

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.

Adelphi University  

Hudson Valley Center
19 Baker Ave., Suite 300,  Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 
Phone: 845-471-3348

Bard College  

30 Campus Rd., P.O. Box 5000, Annandale-On-Hudson, NY 12504  
Phone: 845-758-7472

Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, Clarkson University  

199 Dennings Ave., Beacon, NY 12508  
Phone: 845-838-1600

Dutchess Community College (DCC)  

Main Campus
53 Pendell Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  
Phone: 845-431-8000

DCC @ Fishkill

461 Rt. 9, Fishkill, NY 12524
Phone:  845-790-3600

Marist College  

3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601  
Phone: 845-575-3000

The Culinary Institute of America  

1946 Campus Drive, Hyde Park, NY  12538-1499  
Phone: 845-452-9600

Vassar College  

124 Raymond Avenue, Box 14,  Poughkeepsie, NY 12604-0014  
Phone 845-437-7000