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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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.
Dean College students are provided housing for their entire tenure on campus, provided that they adhere to our Housing Agreement.
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.
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:
Dean College Health Services is staffed by a highly skilled and caring team of Nurse Practitioners, a consulting physician and an office manager.
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.
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.