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Dean College Welcomes Students for Fall 2021 Semester, Grows Enrollment

Dean College is pleased to welcome students to campus for an in-person Fall 2021 semester as enrollment grows for both returning and incoming students.

Total full-time enrollment for the Fall 2021 semester is at 1,121 students, a 7% increase over enrollment for 2020. The College is especially pleased to welcome back 751 returning students as well as 370 incoming first-year students. Over 90% of Dean students are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs, while around 9% are enrolled in an associate degree program.

The increase in enrollment and high retention rate shows the College is thriving as a result of growing academic programs, co-curricular opportunities, learning support and career preparation services, and the College’s 16 Division III athletic teams. Dean College earned full-time NCAA Division III membership in September 2020.

As students, faculty and staff settle back into life on campus, Dean College looks forward to a successful semester for the entire Dean community.

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