Dean College

Dean College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Dean College? We’ve put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Dean College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to dig deeper into a particular stat? Just click on its tile and you’ll be taked to a more in-depth page on the figure. In addition, you can use the links below to quickly jump to any section on this page.

How Well Is Dean College Ranked?

2022 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 50 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is visual and performing arts.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, Dean College is ranked #2,056 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Dean College also holds the #68 spot on the Best Colleges in Massachusetts ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Dean College?

Acceptance Rate

When it comes to admittance, Dean College is somewhat selective. Its acceptance rate is 71%, which means you'll face some strong competition during the admissions process. Do what you can to make your application stand out.

Learn more about Dean College admissions.

Dean College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 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 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Dean College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Dean College is 71%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  71 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Dean College is 24%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  24 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Dean College.

Dean College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 1,180 undergraduates at Dean College with 1,035 being full-time and 145 being part-time.

How Much Does Dean College Cost?

The overall average net price of Dean College is $31,337. 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 +
$26,852 $28,371 $29,626 $34,178 $35,708

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Dean College, approximately 77% of students took out student loans averaging $12,158 a year. That adds up to $48,632 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Dean College is 19.6%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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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

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

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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 37 $35,416
Dance 31 $24,351
Health & Physical Education 30 NA
General Psychology 23 $36,134
Drama & Theater Arts 12 $21,052
Arts & Media Management 10 $21,508
Criminal Justice & Corrections 8 NA
Communication & Media Studies 6 NA
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 $30,228
General English Literature 4 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 1,180 students took at least one online class at Dean College. This is an increase from the 211 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 1,180 1,180
2018-2019 211 43
2017-2018 142 37
2016-2017 89 24
2015-2016 183 40

Learn more about online learning at Dean College.

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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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