Dean College

  • Dean College, a private residential college fostering academic and personal success, offers baccalaureate degrees and associate degree programs through the Schools of Art, Business, Dance and Liberal Arts. 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 1,320 students (90% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 10:1.
Minority enrollment is 42% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 52%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 239 teachers has grown by 285% over five years.
Dean College(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty239 staff285 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Dean College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Dean College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,320 students2,446 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:110:1
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# Full-Time Students1,184 students1,218 students
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# Part-Time Students136 students1,228 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,000 students400 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
2%
5%
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% Hispanic
9%
20%
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% Black
14%
15%
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% White
58%
48%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
9%
7%
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Diversity Score0.620.70
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$35,500
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $40,414 is more than the state average of $29,755. The private state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$40,414$29,755
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid95%81%
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Median Debt for Graduates$24,250$11,900
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate69%70%
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SAT Reading500540
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SAT Math480525
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SAT Writing415475
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ACT Composite2222
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ACT English2223
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ACT Math2222
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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: 2020 (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, over 150 years later, the college offer bachelor's and associate degrees through the Schools of the Arts, Business, Dance and Liberal Arts. Dean is a unique private college that delivers a personalized education for every student.
  • Located just 45 minutes from Boston and Providence, Dean is a private residential college on 100 acres in Franklin, Massachusetts. Students enjoy a lively campus life, and with a short walk they can access downtown Franklin or the train to Boston. Ongoing cultural and theatrical events are offered on campus through Dean's renowned Dance and Theater programs. Dean College has 1200 full time students and 300 part time students.
  • Students also enjoy NCAA DIII intercollegiate athletics and a full student activities program. 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

The nearest community college to Dean College is FINE Mortuary College (12.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • FINE Mortuary College
    Private for-profit
    100 students | 12.40 Mi150 Kerry Place
    Norwood, MA 02062
    (781) 762-1211
    12.40100
  • 4,048 students | 17.10 Mi50 Oakland St
    Wellesley Hills, MA 02481
    (781) 239-3000
    17.104,048
  • Johnson & Wales University
    Johnson & Wales University Photo - Wildcat Center, Harborside Campus ; houses Health Services for the Harborside Campus, Athletics, 2 gymnasiums, student life programming space, game room, fitness center, the university`s Harborside Bookstore (operated by Follett Higher Education Group) and Student Involvement & Leadership.
    Private, non-profit
    6,703 students | 18.40 Mi8 ABBOTT PARK PL
    Providence, RI 02903
    (401) 598-1000
    18.406,703
  • Lasell University
    Lasell University Photo
    Private, non-profit
    2,060 students | 19.50 Mi1844 Commonwealth Avenue
    Newton, MA 02466
    (617) 243-2000
    19.502,060
  • 6,637 students | 20.40 MiOne Massasoit Boulevard
    Brockton, MA 02302
    (508) 588-9100
    20.406,637
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