Student Outcomes

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    Dean College is committed to helping students prepare for and achieve their goals. A few quick facts about Dean’s student outcomes:

    • 96% of recent BA graduates complete their degree in four years and 95% had jobs or were in graduate school within one year of graduation
    • 87% of our graduates persist to complete a bachelor’s degree at Dean or elsewhere
    • 98% associate degree transfer acceptance rate
    • 70% student retention rate

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    In addition, Dean has established 14 articulation agreements and 39 transfer agreements.

    Through the Robbins Family Center for Advising and Career Planning, we work closely with our students to help them find the job of their dreams by providing:

    • One-on-One career counseling
    • Self-assessment tools
    • Networking events
    • Resume writing and workshops
    • Job application and interview preparation
    • Internships

    Dean graduates have gone on to work for many top-level organizations within their field of study.

    Student Learning Goals


    Broad integrative knowledge in the arts, the humanities, the natural sciences, mathematics, and the social sciences.

    Drawing on and connecting knowledge and ways of knowing from multiple sources and perspectives.

    Global awareness and diversity

    Building awareness and respect for differences of identity, experience and origin both within and outside the United States. 


    Critical literacy

    Learning and communicating effectively through critical reading, writing, listening and speaking

    Quantitative fluency and reasoning

    Utilizing and applying numerical and graphical information to answer critical questions, make decisions and solve problems

    Inquiry and analysis

    using information resources to research and critically analyze issues and problems



    Working with others to create and complete projects, solve problems and make decisions

    Social and professional interaction

    Learning and applying appropriate standards for interacting with others in social and professional settings

    Problem solving and decision making

    Integrating knowledge and skills in order to solve problems and make decisions  

    For learning goals by academic majors, check out the academic catalog

    The most recent NSSE survey shows how our graduates feel about their Dean education.


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    98 percent of Dean's associate degree graduates get accepted to some of the nation's leading 4-year colleges. Details »