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If you want to know more about Dean College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dean College Ranked?

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2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Dean College was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is visual and performing arts.

Overall Quality

Dean College landed the #1,543 spot in College Factual's 2021 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 1,715 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Out of the 68 colleges in Massachusetts, Dean College is ranked at #66.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dean College?

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Dean College is 86%, which is higher than many other schools to which you may be applying. But don't think getting into Dean College is a sure thing. The admissions staff is still going to review your application to see if you are a good fit for the school.

Average Test Scores

About 48% of students accepted to Dean College submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 450 and 550. Math scores were between 430 and 530.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Dean College  ( 450 to 550 )

SAT Math Scores for Dean College  ( 430 to 530 )
Dean College received ACT scores from 13% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT Composite scores ranged between 18 and 25.

ACT Composite Scores for Dean College  ( 18 to 25 )

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Dean College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 17 to 1, Dean College is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Dean College is 19%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  19 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dean College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Dean College this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

Students are considered to have graduated on time if they finish their studies within four years. At Dean College the on-time graduation rate of first-time, full-time students is 52%. That is great when compared to the national average of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  52 out of 100

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Excellent Overall Diversity at Dean College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,320 undergraduates at Dean College with 1,184 being full-time and 136 being part-time.

Dean College Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

With an overall score of 94.59 out of 100, Dean College is one of the most diverse schools in the nation.

Overall Diversity Score  94.59 out of 100
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How Much Does Dean College Cost?

The overall average net price of Dean College is $31,186. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Dean College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$27,339 $27,538 $30,109 $33,287 $35,869

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Dean College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Dean College, approximately 82% of students took out student loans averaging $11,745 a year. That adds up to $46,980 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dean College is 14.4%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Dean College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Dean College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $33,500 in their early years. This is about 16% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Dean College make the most money.

Location of Dean College

Dean College is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Franklin, Massachusetts. Franklin is considered a suburb and offers tranquility and safety near the excitement of a city center.

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Location of Dean College

Contact details for Dean College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 99 Main Street, Franklin, MA 02038-1941
Phone: 508-541-1900

Dean College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Business Administration & Management 56 $36,600
Dance 37 $23,300
General Psychology 22 NA
Health & Physical Education 17 NA
Drama & Theater Arts 15 $20,300
Communication & Media Studies 9 NA
Arts & Media Management 8 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 7 NA
Sociology 4 NA
General English Literature 3 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Dean College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Dean College

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 142 students took at least one online class at Dean College. This is an increase from the 89 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 142 37
2016-2017 89 24
2015-2016 183 40
2014-2015 140 42
2013-2014 60 23

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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