Dominican College (New York)

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Dominican College
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TypePrivate, nonprofit
AffiliationRoman Catholic (historical)
PresidentSr. Mary E. O'Brien O.P., Ph.D.
Academic staff
72 FT / 160 PT (Fall 2010)
Location, ,
ColorsRed, Black & White               
AthleticsNCAA Division IICACC, ECC

Dominican College, also known as Dominican College of Blauvelt, is an independent, four-year and graduate-level liberal arts college in Orangeburg, New York. It is chartered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The 64-acre (260,000 m2) suburban campus in Orangeburg is 17 miles (27 km) from New York City in Rockland County.


Dominican College offers students a broad-based liberal arts education and specialized academic tracks. The College is authorized to offer the following degrees[clarification needed]:  Doctor of Nursing Practice, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Business Administration, Master of Science, Master of Science in Education, Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Masters (Family Nurse Practitioner), Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and Communication, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Science in Education, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, Bachelor of Social Work, Associate in Arts, as well as several certificate programs.

Dominican College also has a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and has been ranked by Zippia as one of the ten best colleges for Criminal Justice majors in New York.[1]


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Dominican College was founded in 1952 by the Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt to offer a teacher preparation program for religious women. Five years later, the college was opened to lay students. In 1967, it became fully coeducational.[2]


The Dominican College Chargers sponsor 17 intercollegiate sports (men's and women's soccer, women's volleyball, men's and women's cross country, men and women's golf, men's and women's basketball, baseball, softball, men's and women's lacrosse, men's and women's track and field, and men's and women's tennis), all of which compete for championships at the NCAA Division II level. Dominican College is a member of the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) a conference of 13 schools from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware and Pennsylvania and the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).[3]


Granito Center

  • Holds the campus's cafe, student health center, and the Follett Higher Education Group college bookstore. The building serves as the focal point of the campus.

Casey Hall

  • Consists of offices and classrooms related to the Division of Arts and Sciences, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Teacher Education, and Computer Information Systems. Casey Hall also has the Charger Cafe and lounge, three computer labs, and the Academic Dean's office.

Cooke Hall

  • Holds the college's administrative offices are located, such as the President's office, human resources, financial aid, and the registrar.

Forkel Hall

  • Some classrooms, and the Counseling Office can be found here.

Hennessy Center

  • Houses a state-the-art fitness room, two gymnasiums, athletic department offices, and an indoor track.

Prusmack Center

  • This building is designed to serve as a teaching and learning laboratory for students in nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training. It consists of seminar rooms, offices, computer rooms, laboratories, and a large lecture hall.

DePorres Hall

  • Holds offices of the Admissions Director and staff.

Residence centers

  • Dominican College's residence centers are housed in the following halls: Hertel Hall, Rosary Hall, and Guzman Hall.


  1. ^ "10 Best Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors in 2020 - Zippia".
  2. ^ History of the College Archived April 16, 2014, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Dominican".

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Coordinates: 41°03′15″N 73°57′09″W / 41.054069°N 73.952537°W / 41.054069; -73.952537