• 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 1,180 students (88% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 9:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,180 students
  • Private-state tuition: $40,414
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Dean College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Massachusetts for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 239 teachers has grown by 198% over five years.
Dean College
(MA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private not-for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
239 staff
290 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Dean College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 16:1 over five years.
The Dean College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
1,180 students
2,710 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
9:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,035 students
1,152 students
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# Part-Time Students
145 students
1,580 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
127 students
309 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,035 students
1,092 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
42 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
145 students
1,182 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
22 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
1,049 students
443 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
2%
6%
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% Hispanic
8%
16%
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% Black
10%
13%
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% White
49%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
9%
2%
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% Unknown races
17%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.74
0.65
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
3.78%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
3.52%
0.96%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,600
$35,500
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $40,414 is more than the state average of $30,266. The private state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$40,414
$30,266
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
84%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$25,000
$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
71%
77%
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SAT Reading
500
540
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SAT Math
480
525
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SAT Writing
415
475
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ACT Composite
22
22
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ACT English
22
23
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ACT Math
22
22
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ACT Writing
7
7
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
10 sports
Sports
Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Volleyball
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Dean College cost?

Dean College's private state tuition is approximately $40,414.

What is the acceptance rate of Dean College?

The acceptance rate of Dean College is 71%, which is lower than the state average of 77%.

What sports does Dean College offer?

Dean College offers 10 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.

What is Dean College's ranking?

Dean College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Massachusetts for: Diversity in US community colleges.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 1,180 students
  • Private-state tuition: $40,414
  • Acceptance Rate: 71%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 5:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Verified school update

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Norfolk County, MA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.64, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Norfolk County, MA is Quincy College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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