Best In Class
Successful Outcomes. Outstanding Value. Ranked #1.
Quincy College’s recent rankings and designations highlight the successful outcomes of Quincy College students, the primacy of the teaching and learning relationship and reflects the outstanding value beyond the classroom for all learners, regardless of age, of a Quincy College education.
BEST IN CLASS – RECENT RANKINGS:
Best College For Adult Learners – Washington Monthly
Best Return on Investment – OnlineCollegePlan.com
Ranked #1 in Salaries after Attending – U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard
Best College to Work For – The Chronicle of Higher Education
Military Friendly – Victory Media
Quincy College Delivers for Students of all Ages; Ranked #1 for those who Never Say Never.
Quincy College is the #1 Ranked, two-year public college in Massachusetts for Adult Learners (students over the age of twenty-five) according to Washington Monthly, a bi-monthly magazine known for its annual ranking of American colleges and universities. Quincy College also ranked well nationally, coming in at #16 across two-year public colleges. Other Massachusetts two-year public colleges highlighted in the Washington Monthly ranking were Massachusetts Bay Community College (ranked #20 nationally), Bunker Hill Community College (ranked #31 nationally), and Cape Cod Community College (ranked 45th nationally).
Washington Monthly combined data points from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges, and the IPEDS. These data sources compile national data on all higher educational institutions in the United States. For the Adult Learner ranking, Washington Monthly reviewed and qualitatively ranked national higher educational institutions into seven general measures of colleges’ openness and responsiveness to adult students and rated higher education institutions across three metrics: ease of transfer, flexibility of programs and services offered for adults.
The Washington Monthly ranking- when coupled with the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard ranking of Quincy College students as top salary earners in Massachusetts and New England across two-year public colleges – highlights the successful outcomes of Quincy College students and reflects the outstanding value beyond the classroom for all learners, regardless of age, of a Quincy College education.
“We appreciate the importance of post-secondary education to our students – many of whom juggle significant parenting and work responsibilities along with their studies so that they can secure even more promising futures for themselves and their families. To that end Quincy College provides a range of support services, including free tutoring, success coaches, and one-on-one advising, as well as small class sizes which foster close interaction with faculty,” said Quincy College Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, Aundrea Kelley.
Quincy College offers the programs you want, the flexibility you need and the price that makes it all possible.
Quincy College also offers courses in both traditional 15-week and intensive abbreviated FLEX semester formats as well as during days, evenings, and weekends. These options help expand access and opportunity for all students, from recent high school graduates to out-of-work or career-changing adults seeking a new skill set or the foundation needed for baccalaureate degrees.
Quincy College’s programs, partnerships, and curriculum address a critical skills gap for the Commonwealth and the New England region. Ongoing collaboration with the College’s multiple industry advisory boards keeps course offerings relevant to industry needs, establishes workforce pipelines, and helps students of all ages maximize their return on investment in their studies. In direct response to industry need and student demand, during the 2016 academic year, Quincy College developed six new program offerings including certificate programs in aquaculture, web and mobile development, customer service, and entrepreneurship as well as a non-credit certificate in event planning.
Come for a Class. Stay for a Career.
In addition to curriculum updates to support students of all ages, Quincy College has also hired new staff and developed the Office of Workforce Development to support the unique needs of the adult learning community. The Office of Workforce Development fosters collaboration between Quincy College and individual businesses, the non-profit sector, local agencies, industry associations, and government agencies with the purpose of using the combined resources of all partners to create alternative educational opportunities for non-traditional students.
Quincy College President Peter H. Tsaffaras, J.D. reflected on the recent Washington Monthly ranking: “Our goal is to provide people with an education that allows them to become socially and economically productive members of society regardless of their age. This information, which was developed by the Washington Monthly and is available to the public, indicates that we are making progress on behalf of our students in achieving our goal.”
To review Washington Monthly methodology and the full list of higher education institutions ranked, please visit: http://washingtonmonthly.com/college_guide?ranking=best-colleges-for-adult-learners-2-year-colleges.
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Quincy College ranked as Top Online Community College with Best Return on Investment for Online Students
On the heels of a #1 Ranking of Quincy College as #1 College for Adult Learners by Washington Monthly, Quincy College has been nationally ranked as a Top Online Community College with the Best Return on Investment (ROI), appearing at #9 of community colleges reviewed by OnlineCollegePlan.com. Quincy College was the only Massachusetts school listed and the only school in New England to appear in the Top Online Community College with Best ROI Ranking. The ranking featured community colleges in New Jersey, Texas, Florida, Arizona, Kansas, and Washington State.
OnlineCollegePlan.com is an online resource created to assist parents and students alike in learning about all of the options available and how to plan ahead for an online college education. Their annual rankings include over 20 different rankings looking at data from 2 year and 4 year colleges nationally. The website has published rankings for online colleges that provide the best ROI, Affordability, Best Website Design, Best Degree Programs, and Retention Rates.
The ranking conducted by Online College Plan.com leveraged data from College Measures, a database tool created by the American Institutes for Research and Optimity Advisors, focused on using data to drive improvement in higher education outcomes in the United States.
This ranking of community colleges listed by ROI reflect data from the first five years from CollegeMeasures, a database which compiles information about 2 and 4 year colleges. Leveraging the data, the staff at Online College Plan reviewed college websites to determine the percentage of online courses and programs. Colleges listed which had expanded into 4 year colleges were eliminated. Data from the National Center for Education Statistics was utilized to determine a college’s ROI percentage along with average annual tuition from the 2015 to 2016 college year. The ROI is based on data from all students attending the college, online, and in-person. All colleges are 2-year Public colleges with distance education offerings through at least one branch of the same college. Quincy College received a ROI percentage of 26.4%.
In recent years, Quincy College has made great strides forward offering a competitive online learning program. Quincy College currently offers over 25 courses fully online. Recognizing the growing need of our students who are often place bound and unable to make it to campus when working full time, our online courses are completed at a time and place convenient for the student. For the fully online courses, there is no requirement to attend any classes on campus. Typically, online courses require more reading and writing than a similar course offered on campus. Ahead of registering for an online course, we encourage students to take an Online Readiness Assessment.
Quincy College also offers courses in both traditional 15-week and intensive abbreviated FLEX semester formats as well as during days, evenings, and weekends. These options help expand access and opportunity for all students, from recent high school graduates to out-of-work or career-changing adults seeking a new skill set orthe foundation needed for baccalaureate degrees.
To review Online College Plan methodology and the full list of higher education institutions ranked, please visit: http://www.onlinecollegeplan.com/online-community-colleges-best-roi/.
QC Named a Great College to Work For
Quincy College is a “Great College to Work For” according to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
The Chronicle’s ninth annual report entitled “The Academic Workplace”, released on July 18th recognized Quincy College as a “Great Place to Work For.” Quincy College is the only 2-year college in Massachusetts to be named a great college to work for and one of only two, 2-year colleges in New England to be nationally recognized; the other two year college being Quinebaug Valley Community College in Connecticut. Employee feedback was a primary factor in whether an institution received a “Great College to Work For” recognition.
“Nine years in, The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For program is well known as a mark of a college or university that puts thought and effort into serving the needs of its faculty and staff,” said Liz McMillen, editor of The Chronicle. “The colleges and universities that make the list are highly rated by their employees for creating great working environments, an important achievement that helps them recruit top academic and administrative talent.”
Quincy College employees on both the Quincy and Plymouth campuses were surveyed anonymously and at random.
In this survey, the college was measured on 12 different dimensions such as:
- Job Satisfaction
- Teaching Environment
- Senior Leadership
To be deemed a “Great College” an institution must achieve excellence in major categories. Quincy College was recognized for excellence in 3 categories – Respect and Appreciation, Collaborative Governance, Supervisor or Department Chair Relationships.
- Respect and Appreciation: an environment in which employees are regularly recognized for their contributions.
- Collaborative Governance: faculty members are appropriately involved in decisions related to academic programs.
- Supervisor or Department Chair Relationships: supervisors make expectations clear and solicit ideas.
Focused on Teaching & Learning, One Student at a Time
“Striving for educational excellence and respecting all members of our community, Quincy College faculty & staff are each day faithful to our mission.” Focused on Teaching & Learning, One Student at a Time” is not merely Quincy College’s motto. It is, as well, the embodiment of the way in which we conduct ourselves each and every day, including the manner in which all students, faculty, and staff are regarded and engaged. As such, everything that we do is focused upon teaching and learning and the primacy of the teaching/learning relationship. In the past few years, we have dramatically increased full time faculty ranks, moved to new and greatly improved facilities in Quincy, transformed the physical plant and offerings in Plymouth, and greatly increased both instructional and non-instructional support and classroom technology. At Quincy College, faculty and staff have the resources and support they need to enable our students to become socially and economically productive members of society,” stated Quincy College President Peter H. Tsaffaras, J.D.
About The Chronicle’s Great Colleges To Work For Survey
The Chronicle’s Great Colleges to Work For survey is one of the largest and most respected workplace recognition programs in the country. Now in its ninth year, it recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees on workforce practices and policies. 281 institutions participated in the 2016 survey, including 189 four-year institutions and 92 two-year institutions. Out of the 281 institutions participating, 93 institutions are recognized as a 2016 Great College to Work For, including 68 four-year institutions and 25 two-year institutions. Results are reported for small, medium, and large institutions, with Quincy College included among the medium sized institutions. Quincy College is the only 2-year college in Massachusetts to be named in the 2016 annual survey and one of only two, 2-year colleges in New England to be nationally recognized.
Mary Scott, Vice President of Human Resources for Quincy College reflected on the caliber of Quincy College staff and the importance of recognition by one’s own employees: “Quincy College employees bring so much talent and diversity to the workplace. There is a sense of belonging; that employees are integral members of a community with a common purpose. Quincy College is a place where employees find identity and meaning in the work they do. We recognize that what we do to support students and each other not only makes Quincy College a great to work but also makes the world a better place.”
About ModernThink LLC
To administer the survey and analyze the results, The Chronicle turned to ModernThink LLC, a strategic human capital consulting firm that has conducted numerous “Best Places to Work” programs, surveying hundreds of thousands of employees nationwide. The Great Colleges survey included a two-part assessment process: a survey administered to faculty, administrators, and professional support staff (the ModernThink Higher Education Insight Survey) and an institutional audit that captured demographics and workplace policies and practices from each institution.
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Quincy College students ranked #1 as top salary earners in Massachusetts and New England across two-year public colleges for the second year in a row.
According to data from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, Quincy College students ranked #1 as top salary earners in Massachusetts and New England across two-year public colleges.
Quincy College, Massachusetts’ only municipally-affiliated public college, was additionally mentioned in the U.S. Department of Education’s October 30, 2015 blog post which listed by state the top two-year public colleges across the U.S. at which earnings exceed those of the typical two-year college.
In as little as two years at Quincy College, you can learn more to earn more.
We deliver the highest return on your education investment across two-year public colleges in Massachusetts and the entire New England region.
Quincy College programs are designed to provide you with skills and training to enter the workforce or pursue advanced degrees.
The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard data reveals the successful outcomes of Quincy College students.
At Quincy College, you will find all the resources you need to have a rewarding college experience.
About the College Scorecard
The College Scorecard (https://collegescorecard.ed.gov/) is a free resource from the U.S. Department of Education that provides information for families and students to make educated decisions in the college search process. Using the College Scorecard, students and their families can look up the cost and assess the value of colleges. Each scorecard highlights five key pieces of data about a college: costs, graduation rate, loan default rate, average amount borrowed, and median earnings of former students who received federal financial aid, at 10 years after entering school.
On Your Way in Two Years or Less
Your journey to learn more and earn more starts with Quincy College. Quincy College offers 35 Associate degree programs and 24 Certificate programs in a variety of disciplines, including Liberal Arts, Professional Programs, Natural & Health Science, and Nursing.
According to the Linked-In Alumni Widget*, you can find Quincy College alumni in fields such as:
• Healthcare Services • Sales
• Education • Information Technology
• Community and Social Services • Finance
• Human Resources • Marketing
• Engineering • And More…
Where will your education take you?
Quincy College can get you where you need to be, whether you’re looking to earn a degree, take a single class, continue your education or change your career. Quincy College offers the programs you want, the flexibility you need and the price that makes it all possible.”
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Quincy College named a Military Friendly School
For over 5 years, Quincy College has been named a Military Friendly School by Victory Media, the leader in successfully connecting the military and civilian worlds.
About the Military Friendly Schools Designation
The Military Friendly Schools designation is awarded to the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to embrace military students, and to dedicate resources to ensure their success in the classroom and after graduation.
The 2016 Military Friendly designation highlights more than 1,400 Military Friendly Schools and 220 Military Friendly Employers exhibiting best practices in support of military students and employees, respectively. Institutions of higher learning competed for the title by completing an extensive survey covering ten indicators of success, including: support for student veterans on campus, graduation and employment outcomes, and military spouse policies.
“This award is yet another positive step in our commitment to make Quincy College an institution where we value the sacrifices made by our veterans in serving our country and provide an environment which is both receptive and accommodating to what are often the distinct needs of veterans”, said Peter H. Tsaffaras, President of Quincy College.
Quincy College remains committed to continually improving the education experience provided to those students who have sacrificed in service to their country.
Your Education Is Our Mission
“The Military and Veteran’s Services Office is honored to support our veterans. We continually evaluate our programs and assess the needs of our students, providing one-on-one support. Making the transition and college experience as easy and comfortable as possible is our mission. We look forward to continuing to serve the Quincy College community of veterans in 2016 with honor and commitment they deserve,” stated Chris Breton, Military and Veteran’s Services Specialist for Quincy College Military and Veteran’s Services Department in Quincy. Students on the Plymouth Campus can schedule an appointment to meet with Karen Connick, Academic Services Specialist for Quincy College veteran and dependent support.
Through the Quincy College Veterans Discount Program, veterans may enroll in either Liberal Arts or Professional Programs classes at a discounted rate. Veterans are eligible for this reduced rate regardless of the number of courses they take in a semester. The veteran discount program is not funded by the state or federal government; therefore veterans who are eligible for education benefits through the VA may also receive the Quincy College discounted rate.
Quincy College advisors review both military and college transcripts, as well as CLEP and DANTES exam scores, for transfer credit according to American Council of Education (ACE) recommendations. Veterans, veteran dependents, and active duty service members are able to use their federal education benefits at Quincy College including: Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI Bill, Vocational Rehabilitation, My CAA, VA Work Study and Tuition Assistance at Quincy College.
Learn more about Quincy College’s Military & Veteran’s Services.
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