President’s Message


Thank you for taking the time to visit Dominican College. We hope that the information provided here will prove helpful and that perhaps you will be encouraged to visit our welcoming campus in Rockland County. The College is located in the lower Hudson Valley, less than twenty miles north of Manhattan and about twenty miles south of West Point.

Dominican College was founded in 1952 by the Sisters of St. Dominic of Blauvelt and continues to serve approximately 2,100 students as a private, coeducational institution, proud of its Dominican and Catholic tradition. The College is committed to maintaining its value-centered, student-oriented focus. Individuals from all backgrounds and religious faiths have always been most welcome. With a student/faculty ratio of 15 to 1, each person receives the assistance and challenge she or he needs to realize personal aspirations and to become a contributing citizen.

The College is a liberal arts institution which provides professional programs in teacher education, athletic training, social work, business administration and the health care professions of nursing and occupational and physical therapy. Over thirty programs, many of which are nationally accredited, are offered on the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level. The 10,000 members of our Alumni make a significant difference in the hospitals, schools and businesses where they serve.

Dominican College is an academic community committed to fostering the values of excellence, leadership and service in its curricular and extra-curricular programs. A member of NCAA, Division II, the Athletic Department sponsors ten competitive sports during the fall and spring semesters. The student body is richly diverse and is composed of traditional and non-traditional aged students who commute or reside on campus. Special programs exist for adult learners who work full time while attending accelerated programs in the evening or on weekends.

Should you be interested, know that you would be made most welcome by a dedicated faculty and a committed team of student life personnel.

My association with Dominican College has been personally rewarding. I take great pride in the accomplishments of my colleagues as well as the achievements of present and former students.


Sister Mary Eileen O’Brien, O.P., Ph.D