10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Connecticut For 2019

by Chris Kolmar
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One of the biggest things that incoming college freshmen consider when they’re thinking about what school to attend is the likelihood that a school will improve their job prospects.

Jobs are hard to come by nowadays, after all, and the everyday expenses of living in a country like America aren’t cheap.

Compared to a lot of other states, Connecticut has some unique advantages as far as attending college here goes. There are impressive research universities, quality state schools, and the ability to study majors that will prepare you well for the job market.

All that made us curious — with so many good colleges to attend in CT, which ones, in particular, were most likely to help their graduates land a job? Using data from IPEDS as well as College Scorecard as a baseline, we created this list of some of the best colleges for jobs in Connecticut.

The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Connecticut:

  1. Quinnipiac University
  2. Fairfield University
  3. University of New Haven
  4. Sacred Heart University
  5. Rensselaer at Hartford
  6. University of Connecticut-Stamford
  7. University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus
  8. University of Connecticut
  9. University of Connecticut-Avery Point
  10. University of Hartford

If you go to one of these schools, chances are, you’re not surprised. After all, you know how great you have it.

But for the rest of you — keep reading and we’ll get to just why these schools have some of the best programs the state of Connecticut has to offer.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Connecticut For Jobs

Using the College Scorecard Data, we searched for the college in each state with the highest listed job placement ratings, looking specifically at employment levels at year 10 after students have graduated.

We limited the analysis to the 24 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Connecticut that offer at least a bachelors degree.

Then, we ranked each college from best to worst on the percentage of graduates with jobs. For the purposes of readability, each school’s rating was then rounded down to the last two decimal places.

The school with the highest percentage of grads with jobs, Quinnipiac University, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Connecticut.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Connecticut

Rank College Employed
1 Quinnipiac University 96.1%
2 Fairfield University 95.56%
3 University of New Haven 94.11%
4 Sacred Heart University 93.91%
5 Rensselaer at Hartford 93.52%
6 University of Connecticut-Stamford 93.04%
7 University of Connecticut-Waterbury Campus 93.04%
8 University of Connecticut 93.04%
9 University of Connecticut-Avery Point 93.04%
10 University of Hartford 93.02%
11 Trinity College 92.66%
12 Eastern Connecticut State University 92.31%
13 Central Connecticut State University 91.88%
14 Wesleyan University 91.68%
15 Western Connecticut State University 91.62%
16 Southern Connecticut State University 91.45%
17 Albertus Magnus College 90.75%
18 Yale University 90.16%
19 University of Saint Joseph 90.02%
20 Connecticut College 89.79%
21 Mitchell College 89.3%
22 University of Bridgeport 87.84%
23 Goodwin College 84.69%
24 Charter Oak State College 83.09%
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