Dean College

Tel: (508)541-1900
1,299 students
Private not-for-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 21:1 is lower than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.
Dean College is one of 6 community colleges within Norfolk County, MA.
The nearest community college is FINE Mortuary College (12.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 61 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
Dean College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private not-for-profit Public
Total Faculty 61 staff
59 staff
Dean College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 1,299 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,299 students
1,282 students
Dean College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
Dean College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
1,076 students
810 students
Dean College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 223 students
1,017 students
Dean College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Dean College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Dean College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Dean College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Dean College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Dean College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Dean College More (2011-2013)
% Unknown races
Dean College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Dean College non_resident (2006-2013)
Dean College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.39 0.53
Dean College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $33,230 is more than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $33,230 is more than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $33,230 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $33,230 $10,294
Dean College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Total Dormitory Capacity 1,001 255
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
Dean College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Percent Admitted 68%
Dean College Percent Admitted (2006-2013)
SAT Total Avg. 1,230
Dean College sat total (2006-2013)
SAT Reading 410
Dean College sat reading (2006-2013)
SAT Math 410
Dean College sat math (2006-2013)
SAT Writing 410
Dean College sat writing (2010-2013)
ACT Composite Avg. 17
ACT English 17
ACT Math 17
Source: 2013 (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.

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Did You Know?
Norfolk, 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 0.45, which is lower than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Norfolk, MA is ITT Technical Institute-Norwood (Norwood - 02062). Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.