Dean College

Dean College

Dean College is a private graduate college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. The College was established in 1865 as a co-educational academy by Dr. Oliver Dean. The College is set on a 100-acre historic campus in Franklin. Dean College offers two-year associate's degree programs, four-year bachelor's degree programs, interdisciplinary honors programs and courses for professional and continuing education. The College also has two specialized schools, which include:

  • School of Dance
  • School of the Arts

Dean College has a department for athletics. The mascot of the College is a Bulldog. The teams are nicknamed as the Bulldogs. The College intercollegiate program has more than 10 varsity sports including baseball, football, basketball, golf, and lacrosse. Dean College is a member of Region XXI (New England) of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA).

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Dean College
99 Main Street
Franklin , MA 02038-1941
General Phone: (508) 541-1900

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Dean Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Drama and Performing Arts40dance, drama
Liberal Arts37English, liberal arts and sciences, sociology, history
Business and Management33business management
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18sports and fitness management, exercise science, health and fitness, athletic trainer
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and police
Media12communication studies
Education and Teaching8early childhood education
Music6various music studies
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science
Medical Support and Technology1health service and sciences
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Art Studies0arts management

Number of programs and degrees for Dean in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree15619
Bachelor's degree192

Dean Student Body

In 2007-2008, Dean had a total enrollment of 1,302 students (992 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 47%
Women 54%
Full-Time 64%
Part-Time 36%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 9%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 28%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 57%
20-21 18%
22-24 4%
25-29 3%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 5%
50-64 2%
65+ 0%

Dean Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 61 %
Part-Time 100 %

Dean Room and Board (2007)

Dean offers campus housing for 916 of its 992 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Franklin, Massachusetts for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Massachusetts Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Dean Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal390490
SAT Math380490
ACT Verbal1218
ACT Math1418
ACT Composite1518

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrecommended
Formal Demonstration of Competencerecommended
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT1%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Dean Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 26,944
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 26,944
Room and board $ 11,616
Room charge $ 7,346
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,270
Books and supplies $ 600
Other expenses $ 860

Financial Aid:
Dean participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 214400)

Dean Faculty

Dean has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year3$64,4100*
Associate professoracademic year7$61,0075$62,126
Assistant professoracademic year3$53,62712$53,082
Instructoracademic year0*2*
All faculty totalacademic year13$60,08919$54,438

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Dean Athletics

Students on Athletic Scholarships (2007):

All Other Sports232649

Dean Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Music, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Religion And Philosophy

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Dean Highlights

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What Sets Dean Apart:

% of degrees in drama and performing arts
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Dorm rooms per full-time student
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Top 6%Dean Dorm rooms per full-time student
Number of students
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 9%Dean Number of students
% of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
(vs. all colleges)
Top 12%Dean % of degrees in nutrition and exercise therapy
% students on athletic fin. aid
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Dean % students on athletic fin. aid
% of degrees in liberal arts
(colleges not offering open-admission)
Top 16%Dean % of degrees in liberal arts
Number of degree programs
(vs. colleges of similar size)
Top 17%Dean Number of degree programs
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%Dean Salaries of full-time faculty

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Offers athletic scholarships

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