These Are The 10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Connecticut For 2019

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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. Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Inc
  4. Sacred Heart University
  5. University of New Haven
  6. Trinity College
  7. University of Connecticut-Stamford
  8. University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus
  9. University of Connecticut
  10. University of Connecticut-Avery Point

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.’

1. Quinnipiac University

Quinnipiac University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hamden
Employed: 95.17%

2. Fairfield University

Fairfield University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fairfield
Employed: 93.99%

3. Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Inc

Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Inc

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hartford
Employed: 93.96%

4. Sacred Heart University

Sacred Heart University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Fairfield
Employed: 93.94%

5. University of New Haven

University of New Haven

Source: Wikipedia

Location: West Haven
Employed: 93.77%

6. Trinity College

Trinity College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Hartford
Employed: 93.26%

7. University of Connecticut-Stamford

University of Connecticut-Stamford

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Stamford
Employed: 92.81%

8. University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus

University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Waterbury
Employed: 92.81%

9. University of Connecticut

University of Connecticut

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Storrs
Employed: 92.81%

10. University of Connecticut-Avery Point

University of Connecticut-Avery Point

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Groton
Employed: 92.81%

There You Have It — The Best Colleges For Jobs In Connecticut

If you’re looking to have a career after college, you should consider applying to any one of the universities and colleges on this list. They have some of the highest rates of employment for not only Connecticut, but the entire country.

Here’s a look at the full list of colleges in Connecticut by their employment rates 10 years after college.

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Connecticut

Rank College Employed
1 Quinnipiac University 95.17%
2 Fairfield University 93.99%
3 Rensselaer Hartford Graduate Center Inc 93.96%
4 Sacred Heart University 93.94%
5 University of New Haven 93.77%
6 Trinity College 93.26%
7 University of Connecticut-Stamford 92.81%
8 University of Connecticut-Tri-Campus 92.81%
9 University of Connecticut 92.81%
10 University of Connecticut-Avery Point 92.81%
11 Western Connecticut State University 91.89%
12 Eastern Connecticut State University 91.56%
13 Central Connecticut State University 91.34%
14 Albertus Magnus College 91.19%
15 University of Hartford 91.1%
16 Southern Connecticut State University 91.08%
17 Wesleyan University 90.84%
18 Yale University 90.79%
19 Connecticut College 90.57%
20 University of Saint Joseph 89.6%
21 Mitchell College 88.29%
22 University of Bridgeport 86.69%
23 Charter Oak State College 85.08%
24 Goodwin College 80.95%