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Employment Resources, Overall Quality Analyzed to Determine Top Schools for 2017

Leading career and higher education resource provider has ranked the best four-year and two-year colleges in Massachusetts for 2017. Of the 50 four-year schools that were ranked, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Wellesley College, Simmons College and Tufts University finished as the top five institutions. Out of the 16 two-year schools included on the list, Bunker Hill Community College, Cape Cod Community College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Middlesex Community College and Quinsigamond Community College ranked highest. A complete list of schools is included below.

“Massachusetts is well-known for its outstanding colleges, and the schools on our list are no exception,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of “The data we’ve analyzed shows these schools have committed to providing quality programs that truly benefit students in their post-college careers.”

Schools who are on Massachusetts’ “Best Colleges” list must be institutionally accredited and not-for-profit. Each college is also scored based on statistics that include such criteria as availability of career counseling services, student/teacher ratio, graduation rate and financial aid availability, as well as alumni earnings 10 years post-graduation.

Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the “Best Colleges in Massachusetts” list, visit:

Massachusetts’ Best Four-Year Colleges for 2017 include the following schools:

American International College
Amherst College
Anna Maria College
Assumption College
Bay Path University
Bentley University
Boston College
Boston University
Brandeis University
Clark University
College of Our Lady of the Elms
College of the Holy Cross
Curry College
Eastern Nazarene College
Emerson College
Emmanuel College
Endicott College
Fitchburg State University
Gordon College
Harvard University
Lesley University
Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MCPHS University
Merrimack College
Mount Holyoke College
Nichols College
Northeastern University
Pine Manor College
Regis College
Simmons College
Smith College
Springfield College
Stonehill College
Suffolk University
The New England Conservatory of Music
Tufts University
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
University of Massachusetts-Boston
University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth
University of Massachusetts-Lowell
Wellesley College
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Western New England University
Westfield State University
Wheaton College
Wheelock College
Williams College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester State University

Massachusetts’ Best Two-Year Colleges for 2017 include the following schools:
Berkshire Community College
Bristol Community College
Bunker Hill Community College
Cape Cod Community College
Greenfield Community College
Holyoke Community College
Massachusetts Bay Community College
Massasoit Community College
Middlesex Community College
Mount Wachusett Community College
North Shore Community College
Northern Essex Community College
Quincy College
Quinsigamond Community College
Roxbury Community College
Springfield Technical Community College

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