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:
Gold Award for Best Website – Educational Advertising Awards
Best College For Adult Learners – Washington Monthly
Best Return on Investment – OnlineCollegePlan.com
Military Friendly – Victory Media
Quincy College Delivers for Students of all Ages; Ranked #1 for those who Never Say Never.
For a second year in a row, 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 #18 across two-year public colleges.
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.
“With over a third of Quincy College Fall 2016 student body over the age of 30, new and current students will find a community of adult learners across the Quincy and Plymouth campuses benefiting from the support of personalized assistance. Quincy College is uniquely positioned to offer the best higher education experience for adult learners ensuring that the transition to the classroom is seamless. The recent expansion of the Quincy College Adult Advantage program and our free first class scholarship for adult learners is just one way in which Quincy College remains committed to delivering a superior educational experience to adult learners,” Mary Burke, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Quincy College.
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.
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/2017college-guide?ranking=best-colleges-for-adult-learners-2-year-colleges-21b79c63-3d59-4a7a-9353-03246566aacd
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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/.
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.
Gold Award for Best Website
Quincy College has been selected as a winner in the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards.
Quincy College has been awarded a GOLD AWARD for Best Website.
Judges from Higher Education Marketing Report reviewed Quincy College’s redesigned mobile responsive website against submissions from other two-year colleges with less than 7,500 students.
About this Website
This redesigned and refreshed website, www.quincycollege.edu launched on June 6, 2016. The updates include a new mobile responsive layout, new features including enhanced search, a fresh design, and much more. Take a click around and experience it for yourself.
About the Educational Advertising Awards
Higher Education Marketing Report has hosted the Educational Advertising Awards for 32 years. This national competition recognizes excellence in the field of educational marketing and advertising. A national panel of industry specialists review entries; judging creativity, marketing execution and message impact.
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