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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, Massachusetts 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 MA, 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 Massachusetts.
The full list can be found further down, but first, here’s a look at the top ten best colleges for jobs in Massachusetts:
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 Massachusetts has to offer.
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 67 public and non-profit, four year institutions colleges in Massachusetts 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, Stonehill College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Massachusetts.’
|2||Western New England University||95.56%|
|8||Worcester Polytechnic Institute||94.03%|
|10||Westfield State University||93.61%|
|11||College of the Holy Cross||93.35%|
|12||Wentworth Institute of Technology||93.33%|
|14||Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network||93.06%|
|15||Fitchburg State University||92.99%|
|16||University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth||92.83%|
|19||Bridgewater State University||92.29%|
|23||University of Massachusetts-Amherst||92.07%|
|28||American International College||91.6%|
|29||University of Massachusetts-Lowell||91.55%|
|30||Salem State University||91.39%|
|32||Framingham State University||91.27%|
|38||College of Our Lady of the Elms||90.52%|
|40||Bay Path University||90.38%|
|41||Worcester State University||90.35%|
|43||Anna Maria College||89.78%|
|44||Massachusetts Institute of Technology||89.72%|
|45||Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology||89.39%|
|46||Springfield College-School of Professional and Continuing Studies||89.35%|
|48||Pine Manor College||89.27%|
|49||Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts||89.06%|
|55||Eastern Nazarene College||88.2%|
|59||Mount Holyoke College||87.74%|
|61||Massachusetts College of Art and Design||87.09%|
|62||University of Massachusetts-Boston||86.88%|
|63||Boston Architectural College||86.44%|
|65||Berklee College of Music||84.71%|
|67||Bard College at Simon’s Rock||82.12%|
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