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.
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
Dean College Total Faculty (2007-2015)

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 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.59. The school's diversity has grown by 56% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,299 students 2,021 students
Dean College Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1 26:1
Dean College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,076 students 758 students
Dean College Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 223 students 1,479 students
Dean College Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Dean College Enrollment Breakdown MA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Dean College Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Dean College Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Dean College Black (2007-2015)
% White
Dean College White (2007-2015)
% Two or more races
Dean College More (2012-2015)
% Non Resident races
Dean College Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Dean College Ethnicity Breakdown MA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.72 0.59
Dean College Diversity Score (2007-2015)

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
Dean College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
Percent Admitted 68% 70%
Dean College Percent Admitted (2007-2015)
SAT Total Avg. 1,230 910
SAT Reading 410 250
Dean College SAT Reading (2007-2015)
SAT Math 410 250
Dean College SAT Math (2007-2015)
SAT Writing 410 410
Dean College SAT Writing (2011-2015)
ACT Total Avg. 51 42
ACT Composite 17 8
Dean College ACT Composite (2007-2015)
ACT English 17 17
Dean College ACT English (2007-2015)
ACT Math 17 17
Dean College ACT Math (2007-2015)


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: 2015 (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
    Pivate, 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, non-profit
    1,320 students | 18.30 Mi777 Dedham Street
    Newton MA  2459
  • Lasell College
    Private, non-profit
    2,070 students | 19.60 Mi1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton MA  2466
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Did You Know?
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 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is Dean College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.