Dean College

  • 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 6 community colleges within Norfolk County, MA.
  • The nearest community college to Dean College is FINE Mortuary College (12.4 miles away).

Top Placements

Dean College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Massachusetts for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 80 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Dean College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level4 or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty80 staff96 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Dean College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Dean College diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,299 students3,428 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:126:1
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# Full-Time Students1,076 students1,076 students
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# Part-Time Students223 students2,352 students
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% Asian
1%
5%
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% Hispanic
6%
12%
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% Black
15%
12%
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% White
46%
61%
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% Two or more races
3%
1%
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% Non Resident races
11%
2%
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% Unknown races
18%
7%
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Diversity Score0.720.59
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$35,500
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $38,090 is more than the state average of $26,142. The private state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$38,090$26,142
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%82%
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Median Debt for Graduates$17,184$11,450
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,500$5,000
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Acceptance Rate68%68%
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SAT Reading410250
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SAT Math410250
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SAT Writing410410
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ACT Composite178
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ACT English1717
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ACT Math1717
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ACT Writing77
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Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBaseball, Basketball,
Cross Country, Field Hockey,
Football, Golf,
Lacrosse, Soccer,
Softball, Volleyball,
Source: 2016 (or 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
    104 students | 12.40 Mi150 Kerry Place
    Norwood MA  02062
    (781)762-1211
    12.40104
  • 5,369 students | 17.10 Mi50 Oakland St
    Wellesley Hills MA  02481
    (781)239-3000
    17.105,369
  • Lasell College
    Private, non-profit
    2,070 students | 19.60 Mi1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Auburndale MA  02466
    (617)243-2000
    19.602,070
  • 7,905 students | 20.90 MiOne Massasoit Boulevard
    Brockton MA  02302
    (508)588-9100
    20.907,905
  • Newbury College
    Private, non-profit
    874 students | 21.50 Mi129 Fisher Ave
    Brookline MA  02445
    (617)730-7000
    21.50874
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Did You Know?
Norfolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is Dean College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.