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Dean College, a private, residential college located in Franklin, Massachusetts, has been ranked 34th in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings for the Best Regional Colleges, North category. This is the tenth consecutive year that Dean College has received the Best Colleges honor.

Additionally, Dean placed 6th in the Best Regional Colleges, North category for Best Undergraduate Teaching, 45th on the Top Performers on Social Mobility list, and was named to the list of institutions with the Least Debt for Student Debt Load at Graduation.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News and our peer institutions once again this year,” said Dr. Paula M. Rooney, Dean College President. “It signals the overall strength of Dean’s academic experience and the emphasis we place on student success.”

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform, publisher of news and information. The U.S. News ranking system for the Best Regional Colleges rests on two pillars. The formula uses quantitative measures that education experts have proposed as reliable indicators of academic quality, and it is based on research of what matters in education, including: graduation rate performance, academic reputation, and financial selectivity, among others. 

This year’s ranking is a testament to The Dean Difference – the way that our community cares for and commits to each other through hands-on learning, engaging faculty & staff, strong academic support, and real-life workforce preparation to help our students achieve unimagined heights.  

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