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

Chris Kolmar
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. Endicott College
  2. Merrimack College
  3. Western New England University
  4. MCPHS University
  5. Stonehill College
  6. Bentley University
  7. College of the Holy Cross
  8. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  9. Wentworth Institute of Technology
  10. Assumption College

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 70 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, Endicott College, earned the distinction of being the ‘Best College For Jobs in Massachusetts.’

1. Endicott College

Endicott College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Beverly
Employed: 95.31%

2. Merrimack College

Merrimack College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: North Andover
Employed: 95.3%

3. Western New England University

Western New England University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Springfield
Employed: 95.07%

4. MCPHS University

MCPHS University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Boston
Employed: 95.02%

5. Stonehill College

Stonehill College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Easton
Employed: 94.77%

6. Bentley University

Bentley University

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Waltham
Employed: 94.41%

7. College of the Holy Cross

College of the Holy Cross

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Worcester
Employed: 93.95%

8. Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Worcester
Employed: 93.64%

9. Wentworth Institute of Technology

Wentworth Institute of Technology

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Boston
Employed: 93.37%

10. Assumption College

Assumption College

Source: Wikipedia

Location: Worcester
Employed: 93.26%

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

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 Massachusetts, but the entire country.

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

Best Colleges For Getting A Job In Massachusetts

Rank College Employed
1 Endicott College 95.31%
2 Merrimack College 95.3%
3 Western New England University 95.07%
4 MCPHS University 95.02%
5 Stonehill College 94.77%
6 Bentley University 94.41%
7 College of the Holy Cross 93.95%
8 Worcester Polytechnic Institute 93.64%
9 Wentworth Institute of Technology 93.37%
10 Assumption College 93.26%
11 Westfield State University 92.84%
12 Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network 92.78%
13 Northeastern University 92.78%
14 Emmanuel College 92.65%
15 Boston College 92.64%
16 University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth 92.63%
17 Clark University 92.43%
18 Emerson College 92.24%
19 Fitchburg State University 92.19%
20 Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts 92.19%
21 Framingham State University 91.72%
22 Lasell College 91.71%
23 Williams College 91.67%
24 Curry College 91.49%
25 Boston University 91.31%
26 University of Massachusetts-Amherst 91.22%
27 Nichols College 91.02%
28 Bridgewater State University 91.02%
29 Salem State University 90.87%
30 Becker College 90.87%
31 Wheaton College 90.87%
32 Laboure College 90.83%
33 Tufts University 90.72%
34 Dean College 90.61%
35 University of Massachusetts-Lowell 90.58%
36 Regis College 90.46%
37 College of Our Lady of the Elms 90.45%
38 American International College 90.34%
39 Massachusetts Institute of Technology 90.32%
40 Wheelock College 90.25%
41 Simmons College 89.97%
42 Worcester State University 89.92%
43 Brandeis University 89.9%
44 Suffolk University 89.66%
45 Anna Maria College 89.51%
46 Harvard University 89.39%
47 Springfield College-School of Professional and Continuing Studies 89.06%
48 Springfield College 89.06%
49 Babson College 88.89%
50 Gordon College 88.63%
51 Wellesley College 88.51%
52 Lesley University 88.47%
53 Bay Path University 88.14%
54 Amherst College 88.03%
55 Massachusetts College of Art and Design 87.93%
56 Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology 87.85%
57 Eastern Nazarene College 87.55%
58 Mount Ida College 87.52%
59 Newbury College 87.34%
60 University of Massachusetts-Boston 86.7%
61 Mount Holyoke College 86.47%
62 Fisher College 86.25%
63 Smith College 85.65%
64 Pine Manor College 85.4%
65 Hampshire College 85.31%
66 Berklee College of Music 85.1%
67 Boston Architectural College 83.41%
68 School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University 82.31%
69 Bard College at Simon’s Rock 81.94%
70 Cambridge College 80.96%
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