Dean College

Tel: 5085411508
1,299 students
Private, non-profit
Dean College, a private residential college fostering academic and personal success, offers a variety of associate degree programs, transfer preparation for four-year institutions, and a baccalaureate degrees in Dance, Theatre, Business, Arts and Entertainment Management, and Liberal Arts and Studies. Dean provides its students with quality teaching, personalized academic support, and leadership development opportunities that promote a lifetime of learning and achievement. In a society where change is constant and dramatic, Dean College is committed to graduating students who are well-prepared for further collegiate study and demonstrate strong community and social responsibility, high standards of personal integrity, and the ability to thrive in a global environment.
School Highlights
Dean College serves 1,299 students (83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 39%.
Dean College is one of 8 community colleges within Norfolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is FINE Mortuary College (12.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 80 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
College Dean College (MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level 4 or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 80 staff
90 staff

Student Body

The student population of 1,299 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 65% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,299 students 2,021 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
# Full-Time Students 1,076 students
758 students
# Part-Time Students 223 students
1,479 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.76 0.59

Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $31,950 is more than the state average of $18,882. The private state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $31,950 $18,882
Percent Admitted 68%
SAT Total Avg. 1,230
SAT Reading 410
SAT Math 410
SAT Writing 410
ACT Total Avg. 51
ACT Composite 17
ACT English 17
ACT Math 17


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Dance,
Football, Golf,
Lacrosse, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Dean College was founded in 1865 as an academy with a mission of preparing students to complete a baccalaureate degree. Now, 145 years later, the college mission remains the same, making Dean a unique private college that delivers a personalized education for every student. Dean College is a private residential college located on 100 pristine acres in Franklin, Massachusetts, just 45 minutes from Boston and Providence. Students enjoy a lively campus life, and with a short walk they can access downtown Franklin or the rail train to Boston. Ongoing cultural and theatrical events are offered on campus through Dean's renowned Dance and Theater programs. Dean College offers Associate Degree programs in fifteen majors. The Associate Degree programs are designed to prepare students for baccalaureate degree programs and transfer to major four-year institutions. Dean College has 1020 full time students and 500 part time students, for a Full Time Equivalent enrollment of 1,520 students. Students also enjoy intercollegiate athletics and a full activities program. Dean awards associate degrees for fifteen academic majors, and baccalaureate degrees in five academic majors. Dean focuses on learning as a total experience -- both in and out of the classroom. Our internships, work-and-learn program, comprehensive athletic programs, community service projects, co-curricular activities and leadership opportunities all help you build the self-confidence that will be critical to your success.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • FINE Mortuary College
    Private for-profit
    95 students | 12.40 Mi150 Kerry Place
    Norwood MA  2062
  • 455 students | 13.50 Mi333 Providence Highway, Rte 1
    Norwood MA  02062
  • 5,369 students | 17.10 Mi50 Oakland St
    Wellesley Hills MA  02481
  • Mount Ida College
    Private not-for-profit
    1,320 students | 18.30 Mi777 Dedham Street
    Newton MA  2459
  • Lasell College
    Private not-for-profit
    2,070 students | 19.60 Mi1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton MA  2466
Did You Know?
For Norfolk County, MA private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,562 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Norfolk County, MA is 79%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Norfolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.64, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is The New England Institute of Art. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.