Dean College, a private residential New England college in Franklin, MA, is grounded in a culture and tradition in which all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community, for more than 150 years Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime learners who thrive in their careers, embrace social responsibility, and demonstrate leadership. This is The Dean Difference.
Recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best Value School by U.S. News & World Report, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and offers both bachelor’s and associate degrees in the School of Business, Palladino School of Dance, School of the Arts, and School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
Dean College is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, RI. Approximately 90 percent of the students live on campus in one of 12 residence halls. Students are active outside of the classroom, participating in NCAA Division III athletics and more than 40 on-campus groups and organizations.
Ninety-six percent of our bachelor’s degree graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, the Kraft Sports Group, the Boston Ballet, the Broadway Dance Center, and more.