Dowling At a Glance

History  Founded in 1955 as a Suffolk county expansion of Adelphi University, Dowling acquired the William Vanderbilt estate, Idle Hour, in Oakdale in 1962. In 1968 the College became independent of Adelphi and was renamed after its then principal benefactor, Robert Dowling, a noted city planner and aviator.
Location The Rudolph Campus on the waterfront Vanderbilt estate in Oakdale is located on the South shore of Long Island just north of Fire Island and west of the Hamptons.  Manhattan is accessible via the nearby Oakdale station of the Long Island railroad, a daily commuter stop.  Dowling’s Brookhaven campus is 18 miles east on the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley. Free shuttle bus service between campuses. Selected courses are offered at the Melville Center.
Accreditation  Dowling College is approved by the New York State Education Department and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education which is the regional accreditor by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  Other accreditation include The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).
Degrees Conferred Undergraduate Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Business Administration.Graduate Degrees: Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Doctor of Education. Advanced Certificate Programs through the School of Education and School of Business.
Tuition (2013-2014) Full Time Undergraduate Tuition is $26,590 for 24-34 credits (Annual). Graduate Tuition per credit hour: $1,029. Distance Learning MBA per credit hour: $836. Doctoral Program: $52,000 (Full Program). Saturday MBA: $39,000 (Full Program).
Financial Aid 88% of full-time undergraduate students received some form of financial assistance in the 2007-2008 academic year. Sources of assistance include: college grants and scholarships, state and federal grants, loans and work-study, and funding from private organizations.
Alumni Employment One year after graduation, 96% are employed or attending graduate school: 26% teachers, 26% managers, 24% other professionals, 8% sales, 4% administrators, 4% other occupations and 4% graduate students. www.payscale.com ranks Dowling in the top 12% of all colleges nationally for highest paid graduates.
Student Employment 91% of all students work either full or part-time.
Enrollment Total Enrollment: 3,000; Undergraduate: 64%, Graduate: 36%; School of Education: 38%; School of Business: 29%; School of Arts & Sciences: 20%; School of Aviation: 4%.
Average  Age Undergraduate: 20; Graduate: 33; Doctoral: 43
Student Demographics Most students are residents of Suffolk and Nassau Counties, Long Island, NY. Others from 30 states and 59 countries. International students represent 6% of total. Ethnicity: White/Non-Hispanic: 61%; Black: 9%; Hispanic: 8%; Asian: 4%. Full-Time Students: 60% Female.
Student Activities More than 29 clubs and organizations, numerous annual theme events, performing arts and trips, an active Student Government Association, and 13 Honor Societies.
Faculty 90 Full-Time Faculty. 200+ Adjunct Faculty. Over 94% have doctorates or other terminal degrees.
Popular Majors Undergraduates: Management & Leadership, Aviation Management, Special Education, Psychology, Accounting, Marketing, Communications, English, SociologyGraduate Students: MBA in Management & Leadership, EdD in Educational Administration
Class Size Average class size is 15 students; student/faculty ratio is 17:1.
Facilities Since 2000, $28 million has been invested in campus infrastructure including installation of “smart” classrooms, refurbishment of residence halls, dining and restroom facilities, new science equipment, conversion of aircraft hanger into 15 new classrooms, total of 11 new aircraft and 3 new flight simulators for the School of Aviation flight training.
School of Aviation State-of-the-art flight simulators and aircraft including 9 Piper Warriors, an Arrow and a twin engine Seminole. All planes are equipped with the latest instrumentation and avionics including IFR certified Garmin Global Position Systems with moving map capability. New NASA funded airport management simulation lab. Graduates of the program may obtain all pilot certificates and ratings. One of only 23 institutions in the AT-CTI program for prospective Air Traffic Controllers.
Residence Hall 500 students at the Rudolph Campus and Brookhaven Campus. Apartment-style residence living with internet and telephone connection for each student. Room and board per semester starts at $5,385. Submit Residence Application, $200.00 Room Deposit, and register as soon as possible.
Library Full service library at the Rudolph Campus and a reference and reserves library at the Brookhaven Campus; 222,920 volumes for student use; databases can be accessed from home.
Technology “Smart” Classrooms with digital data projectors, Internet access, VCR and DVD; Blackboard Learning System supports instruction and communication; wireless network connections in the cafes, libraries, and student lounges on both campuses; BANNER WEB for student records.
Athletics (NCAA) Division II, East Coast Conference: Men’s and Women’s: Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Rowing, Soccer, and Tennis. Men’s: Baseball, Golf. Women’s: Volleyball, Softball. NCAA National Champion in Men’s Soccer 2006; NCAA National Champion in Men’s Lacrosse 2012. Club Sports: Bowling, Cheerleading, Equestrian, Rowing.
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