Dean College
Franklin, MA 02038-1941


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 1,339
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 25%
Student to faculty ratio 16:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 1,001 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Dean College is less selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 2,891 applications and 2,571 students were granted admission. Dean College is at the #87 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Dean College's tuition was $36,660 for all students regardless of residency (36.8% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 91% of Dean College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 40% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,451 (which is 1.2% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Dean College in 2016-2017, was 359, which is 76% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,879 (which is 0.3% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Dean College has enrolled a total of 1,339 students (1,132 students full-time and 207 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 1,339 students, 52 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 47% men and 53% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 40 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 49%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 16%

Black/African American: 15%

Hispanic: 8%

Non-resident alien: 6%

Two or more races: 5%

Asian: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Dean College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 26% 251
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 18% 171
Visual And Performing Arts 16% 157
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 5% 48
Education 3% 32
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 3% 26
Psychology 2% 23
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 2% 20
Health Professions And Related Programs 2% 18
English Language And Literature/letters 1% 7

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Dean College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Dean College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,500. Last year, out of the total 588 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 535 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 660 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 601 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,500 $31,000
Employment Rate 91% 91%
Total Graduates 588 660

Campus Location

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