Dowling College in New York City is a modern, private, progressive and comprehensive co-educational college that maintains two campuses – the Rudolph Campus in Melville located 50 miles east of Manhattan, and the Brookhaven Campus situated on the east at the William Floyd Parkway in Shirley.
Dowling College was established in 1955 as part of an outreach program for Suffolk County by Adelphi College with whom it severed its ties in 1968 following the purchase of the former W.K. Vanderbilt estate in Oakdale in 1962. The college was then renamed after its biggest benefactor, Robert Dowling, well-known city planner and aviator, and from then on was known as Dowling College.
Dowling confers undergraduate and graduate degrees with a wide variety of majors to its over 6,500 full-time and part-time students. Through the college’s four schools: School of Arts and Business, School of Aviation, Townsend School of Business, and School of Education, every student is certain to find a degree that is suited to his or her individual need and interest.
With a full-time staff of 121 faculty members, 94% of whom have doctorates and other terminal degrees, the college is able to take care of the needs of its over 65,000 students. The average class size is 15 students with the student to faculty ratio at 17 to 1.
Total tuition rate for full-time undergraduate students is US$19,000 annually and US$636 per credit for part-time students. Tuition rate of graduate students is US$735 per credit hour; for Distance Learning MBA, US$665 per credit hour; and US46,000 for a full Doctoral Program.
On-campus residential housing facilities complete with internet and telephone connections are available. A separate fee is charged for students who want to avail of on-campus housing.