Dean at a Glance

  • A Non-Profit Accredited, Private Two & Four Year College 

    Dean at a GlanceToday, Dean serves more than a thousand full time students and close to 300 part time students, for a full time enrollment of close to 1,400 and more than 25,000 alumni. The College's future is based soundly upon its rich history of developing programs that meet the changing individual needs of students. 

    Owning an endowment of over $37.5M, Dean emphasizes individual attention and prepares students for further studies or employment upon graduation. Dean's beautiful 100-acre campus is located only 30 miles from Boston, Massachusetts and Providence, RI, and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.

    Dean College Facts

    • Founded in 1865, we will be celebrating our 150th years of student success in 2015. 
    • Dean is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
    • Student to Faculty ratio: 17:1 
    • Average class size: 20
    • Merit-based aid awarded by Dean College to students: $19 million 
    • Percentage of students who receive some form of merit aid: 90% 
    • Percentage of students who live on campus: 89% 
    • Number of varsity sports at Dean: 8 men's sports, 6 women's sports 
    • Dean is currently working towards NCAA Division III membership. 
    • Dean College motto: "Forti et fideli nihil difficile" 
    • Dean College Official Mascot: Boomer
    • Number of clubs and organizations: More than 25 
    • Public Safety Services: 24/7 
    • Dean's senior management team has over 60 years of combined history at Dean College, providing organizational stability.
    • Associate Degrees: 21 Majors 
    • Bachelor Degrees: 11 Majors 
    • 95% of recent Dean College BA graduates completed their program in 4 years and 95% had jobs or were in graduate school within one year of graduation
    • 85% of graduates persist to complete a bachelor's degree at Dean or elsewhere
    • 70% student retention rate
    • 98% associate degree transfer acceptance rate

    Dean's Growth 

    • Dean College has had record-breaking enrollment numbers three of the last four years 
    • Dean College welcomed an incoming freshman class of 530 students in fall 2015, making it one of the largest incoming classes in the last 25 years.
    • Dean has completed $51M in Campus Improvements and New Construction over last 5 years, including: 
      • Horne Hall  
      • Campus Center 
      • Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning 
      • Performance venues (Main Stage, Guidrey Center) 
      • Dining facilities (Smith Dining Center, Boomers) 
      • Holly and Jan Kokes '64 Fitness Center 
      • Fernandez and Smith Center for Student Development 
      • and Retention 
      • Smart Classrooms 
      • Green Family Library Learning Commons 
      • Athletic Fields (scoreboards, dugouts) 
      • Morton Family Learning Center
      • Berensen Center for Mathematics
      • Grant Field Renovation

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