10 Best Colleges For Jobs In Massachusetts 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, 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:

  1. Stonehill College
  2. Western New England University
  3. Bentley University
  4. Assumption College
  5. Endicott College
  6. Merrimack College
  7. MCPHS University
  8. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  9. Emmanuel College
  10. Westfield State University

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.

How We Determined The Best Schools In Massachusetts 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 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.’

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Massachusetts

Rank College Employed
1 Stonehill College 95.83%
2 Western New England University 95.56%
3 Bentley University 94.81%
4 Assumption College 94.79%
5 Endicott College 94.69%
6 Merrimack College 94.55%
7 MCPHS University 94.54%
8 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 94.03%
9 Emmanuel College 93.69%
10 Westfield State University 93.61%
11 College of the Holy Cross 93.35%
12 Wentworth Institute of Technology 93.33%
13 Northeastern University 93.06%
14 Northeastern University Lifelong Learning Network 93.06%
15 Fitchburg State University 92.99%
16 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 92.83%
17 Boston College 92.47%
18 Lasell College 92.3%
19 Bridgewater State University 92.29%
20 Wheaton College 92.24%
21 Boston University 92.17%
22 Curry College 92.14%
23 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 92.07%
24 Regis College 91.96%
25 Nichols College 91.88%
26 Emerson College 91.78%
27 Babson College 91.63%
28 American International College 91.6%
29 University of Massachusetts-Lowell 91.55%
30 Salem State University 91.39%
31 Clark University 91.36%
32 Framingham State University 91.27%
33 Becker College 91.27%
34 Simmons University 91.17%
35 Tufts University 91.12%
36 Wheelock College 90.73%
37 Dean College 90.67%
38 College of Our Lady of the Elms 90.52%
39 Laboure College 90.48%
40 Bay Path University 90.38%
41 Worcester State University 90.35%
42 Suffolk 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%
47 Springfield College 89.35%
48 Pine Manor College 89.27%
49 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 89.06%
50 Harvard University 88.92%
51 Amherst College 88.85%
52 Brandeis University 88.85%
53 Lesley University 88.8%
54 Fisher College 88.37%
55 Eastern Nazarene College 88.2%
56 Smith College 88.14%
57 Newbury College 88.05%
58 Wellesley College 87.85%
59 Mount Holyoke College 87.74%
60 Gordon College 87.22%
61 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 87.09%
62 University of Massachusetts-Boston 86.88%
63 Boston Architectural College 86.44%
64 Hampshire College 86.42%
65 Berklee College of Music 84.71%
66 Cambridge College 82.74%
67 Bard College at Simon’s Rock 82.12%
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