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Dean College

Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
Dean College is a not-for-profit institution that is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Our tree-lined 100-acre campus is a beautiful and safe place to study and play.  With 13 residence halls and three on-campus dining spots to choose from, you'll find pretty much everything you need right here.

Bachelor's programmes

Social Sciences (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Humanities (3)
Business & Management (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Hospitality, Leisure & Sports (1)



Dean College has undergone many transformations since its founding in 1865 by Dr. Oliver Dean , a native of Franklin who began his career as a medical doctor but joined the Industrial Revolution. During World War II, Dean transformed significantly by adding a Junior College. In the 1990s, under the leadership of President Paula M. Rooney, the institution evolved once again, becoming Dean College.


Dean College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Bachelor’s of Arts, Bachelor’s of Science and certificates with a strong history of helping our students through either two or four years of education.


We offer a variety of services to support students and alumniat every step of the career-building process. Dean students and alumni also have access to hundreds of job and internship opportunities through DEAN CareerLink, our exclusive online career management database.

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Student services

Providing an atmosphere conducive to learning and getting our students to where they want to go are the driving factors of our institution.Check out the many resources and services available in this section to Dean Students, families and the entire Dean Community.

  • Academic Resources
  • Commuter Information
  • Student Conduct
  • Paying Your Bill
  • Information Technology
  • Dining Services
  • Bookstore and Library

Housing services

Dean College students are provided housing for their entire tenure on campus, provided that they adhere to our Housing Agreement.

Library services

The E. Ross AndersonLibrary at Dean College has a comprehensive collection of print and on-line resources to support your research needs. The library houses over 35,000 books, 50+ databases, and 105 periodical subscriptions including extensive reference materials.

ICT services

The Technology Service Center (TSC) provides technical assistance to students, staff and faculty.

The TSC is available to answer your technology questions and help you with:

  • Accessing the College WiFi
  • College email
  • The College internal website: Today@Dean.
  • Computer virus protection
  • Use of College lab computers and printers
  • Residence hall cable television service

Medical services

Dean College Health Services is staffed by a highly skilled and caring team of Nurse Practitioners, a consulting physician and an office manager.

  • Diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and injuries
  • Male and female reproductive exams
  • Gynecological care
  • Contraceptive management and counseling
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Sexually transmitted disease care
  • Health and wellness care
  • Nutritional counseling

Student Life

Campus life

Enjoy life as a Bulldog! You have found the right place to learn more about all of the small and not-so-small things that go into providing a great quality of life while attending Dean. Learn more about our residence halls, health and counseling services, student and campus safety at Dean College, dining, on-campus and off-campus recreation, along with numerous student services.

Sports facilities

  • Dean takes advantage of our recently renovated Longley Athletic Complex, which features outdoor playing fields that cover more than nine acres.
  • For basketball, Pieri Gymnasium seats 900 fans and a great place to support the home team. Adjacent to the gymnasium is Memorial Hall, central location for Dean trophies and awards highlighting the rich history of our athletic programs.
  • The college just recently constructed a new synthetic surface for practice and early spring games on Grant Field, located at the rear of Pieri Gymanium. The primary practice area for football, it will also be utilized by all outdoor sports, as well as recreation and intramurals.


Founded in 1865, Dean is fully accredited and has the history, reputation and status students expect from a 150-year old college. Several of our buildings are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


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