Dean at a Glance

  • A Private Two & Four Year College 

    Dean at a GlanceDean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).  Today, Dean serves close to 1,200 full-time students and close to 400 part-time students, for a full enrollment close to 1,600 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 nearly $50M, 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 celebrated 150 years of student success in 2015. 
    • Dean is fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    • 55% of Dean students are from outside Massachusetts, representing 19 countries and 36 states
    • 78% of Dean students are in Bachelor's degree programs while 22% are in Associate degree programs
    • Student to Faculty ratio:18:1
    • Average class size: 18
    • Merit-based aid awarded by Dean College to students: $25 million 
    • Percentage of students who receive some form of merit aid: 95% 
    • Percentage of students who live on campus: 89% 
    • Number of varsity sports teams at Dean: 15  
    • Dean is currently provisional members of the NCAA Division III membership. 
    • Dean College motto: "Forti et fideli nihil difficile" 
    • Dean College Official Mascot: Boomer
    • Number of clubs and organizations: More than 40
    • Campus Safety Services: 24/7 
    • Dean's senior management team has over 90 years of combined history at Dean College, providing organizational stability.
    • 98% of our associate degree students are accepted as transfer students in their bachelor’s degree program of choice
    • 96% of our bachelor’s degree recipients are employed or enrolled in graduate school
    • 100% of our bachelor’s degree students participate in at least one internship before graduation
    • 95% of our Bachelor’s degree recipients completed their program in four years

      Dean's Growth 

      • In Fall 2018, Dean College enjoyed its largest overall enrollment in the last 25 years.
      • Dean has completed $51M in Campus Improvements and New Construction over last 10 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
        • Residence Hall Common Areas
        • Rooney Shaw Center for Innovation in Teaching
        • Boomers
        • Franklin Center Commons
        • Bulldog Beanery

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