Dowling At a Glance

History  Dowling College was founded in 1955 as an expansion of Adelphi University, and became Suffolk County’s first four-year college. It was established as an independent institution in 1968, and is named after its then principal benefactor, Robert Dowling; a noted aviator and New York City planner.
Location The Rudolph Campus on the waterfront William K. Vanderbilt estate, formerly known as Idle Hour, 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 LIRR Oakdale station; a daily commuter stop. Dowling’s Brookhaven campus is 18 miles east on the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley, NY. There is a free shuttle bus service between campuses for students.
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), Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), Aviation Accreditation Board International (AABI).
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 93% of full-time undergraduate students received some form of financial assistance in the 2013-2014 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. 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: 2,453; 1,783 undergrads, 61% full-time and 39% part-time
Average  Age Undergrad Student Age = 85% 24 and under, 15% 25 and over
Graduate: 33; Doctoral: 43
Student Demographics
  1. 53% female and 47% male
  2. Undergrad Demographics=2% Asian, 8% African American, 10% Hispanic, 45% White, 32% unknown, 3% non-resident alien
  3. Undergrad Student Age=85% 24 and under, 15% 25 and over
  4. 85% in-state, 11% out-of-state and 4% unknown
  5. Of undergrads 3% only taking online courses, 29% enrolled in some, 68% not enrolled in any online courses
Student Activities More than 30 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 13 students; student/faculty ratio is 13:1.
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.
Title IX Coordinator Robert Campbell – Assistant Vice President Safety, Facilities and Compliance                  
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; 269,103 books and electronic volumes for student use; databases accessible from anywhere; personalized student service.
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 and Soccer. Men’s: Baseball, Golf. Women’s: Volleyball, Softball, Field Hockey. NCAA National Champion in Men’s Soccer 2006, NCAA National Champion in Men’s Lacrosse 2012. Club Sports: Cheerleading