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Night, Weekend & Online Classes for Busy Adults & Working Professionals.

Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree, Associates Degree, or Certificate from Dean College’s School of Continuing Studies.

Welcome to Dean College's School of Continuing Studies! You're only a few steps away from getting back into the classroom — and by the way, not only are you not alone, you’re actually the majority.

Think you know the typical college student? Think again. The landscape of higher education has changed dramatically over the past couple of decades. Now “nontraditional” students (age 25 and older) officially outnumber “traditional” ones. 

There are more reasons than ever to go back to school:

  • Sharpen your skill set
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Prepare for a career change
  • Discover new career interests
  • Advance your current job
  • Realize your true potential
  • Stay competitive in a tough job market.


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The difference is affordability.

Our competitive value is unmatched.
Though our degree and course selections have grown over the years, our tuition rates have remained as low as possible. In fact, at $350 per credit, we’re considered the best value around.

Our part-time students are eligible for aid.
Once you’ve been admitted to an SCS degree program (bachelor’s or associate) and enroll at least half time (taking 6 credits per semester), you can apply for aid. You could be eligible for Federal Stafford Loans or Federal Pell Grant funds.

The difference is return on investment.

A bachelor’s degree has never been more valuable.

The pay gap is real. A decade ago, Americans with four-year college degrees made 85 percent more per hour on average than those without them. Two years ago, that figure spiked to 98 percent more.

An associate degree makes a big difference.

Applicants with a two-year degree have a competitive edge in the job market over those without a college degree. Studies show that Americans with an associate degree make an average of $250,000–$400,000 more than high school graduates over a lifetime.

The difference is flexibility.

Blended/Accelerated Learning

Courses are typically seven weeks long and composed of standard intervals of in-class activities and online interactions.

Full Semester (On-Campus)
Courses are 14 weeks in length and meet in class weekly face-to-face for three hours with limited to no expectation of online activities.

Online Classes:
Online courses may be any length and are delivered entirely through web-based asynchronous interaction, including discussion boards, videos and live chats. Learning outcomes match those of on-campus courses, though there is no required face-to-face component.

Dean College in Franklin, MA is conveniently located close to Route 495, Route 95 & Route 1, as well the Dean College MBTA station.

All continuing education programs are not created equal.

Before you spend money on a degree program or certification, make sure the institution is a well-established and respected one—like Dean College, founded in 1865. For over 150 years, Dean has stood for academic excellence, professional development and lifelong learning.

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Complete a degree or certificate program on your own terms. No matter where you are on your educational journey, we will meet you there!

From accounting and marketing to education and health sciences, our certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs will teach you new skills and up your earning power. Our faculty combine teaching expertise with deep professional experience in their field. You’ll learn the latest methods and trends and get a firsthand look at your chosen profession.

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