Awards and Recognition

  • Awards and Recognition

    Dean College continues to be honored with a growing number of awards at the national, state and local level in recognition of the many accomplishments that fulfill its Mission.


    Best Regional College

    2018 US News

    Dean College ranked 22nd in the U.S. News & World Report for Best Regional Colleges – North category. Dean College also ranked 15th in the U.S. News & World Report for Best Value Schools. This is the seventh consecutive year that Dean College has received the honor. 

    College of Distinction

    2017 CoD Mass Badge2017 CoD Yearly BadgeCOD Business 2027-28(2)

    Dean College earned National recognition as a College of Distinction based on four distinctions – engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

    Top Adult And Returning Degrees

    2018 Abound Top Degree Badge

    Mission Statement: Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for more than 150 years, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.

Take the next Step

  • We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year. Of particular note this year is our designation in the Best Value Schools category, as we continually look for ways to assist our students achieve their education goals with the best financial aid solutions possible.

    Dr. Paula M. Rooney

    Dean College President