Best In Class

Quincy College Recognized For Superior Focus On Teaching And Learning, One Student At A Time.

Quincy College ranked as Top Online Community College with Best Return on Investment for Online Students

Gold Award for Best Website

Quincy College has been selected as a winner in the 32nd Annual Educational Advertising Awards.

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QC Supports Veteran Students

Quincy College supports veterans as they transition to civilian life. Click the video to hear Christine's story now.

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.


Gold Award for Best Website Educational Advertising Awards

Best College For Adult Learners – Washington Monthly

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Military Friendly – Victory Media

Quincy College Delivers for Students of all Ages

Quincy College is nationally ranked as a “Best College for Adult Learners” for third straight year.

Quincy College is nationally ranked as a leader among 2-year colleges, named a “Best College for Adult Learners” by Washington Monthly Magazine in the 2018 College Guide and Rankings.

The Metrics

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.

Washington Monthly 2017 RankingThe 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.

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.

Quincy College provides all-inclusive student services such as free tutoring and financial aid assist students every step of the way. Adult Learner Liaisons (ALL) are in every student facing office including Academic Advising, Admissions, Financial Aid, Registrar, and Student Accounts. These dedicated Adult Learner Liaisons address the needs of the adult learner and assist them in their return to the classroom.

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.

To review Washington Monthly methodology and the full list of higher education institutions ranked, please click here>>

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 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. 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 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.

ROI LogoThis 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:

Quincy College named a Military Friendly School

For the 7th year in a row, 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 2018 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. Military Friendly School

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

Quincy College continually evaluates programs and assesses the needs of students, providing one-on-one support. Students can schedule an appointment to meet with Karen Connick, Military & Veterans’ 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,  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.


Contact Info:

Quincy Campus

1250 Hancock Street
Quincy, MA 02169

Tel:  (617) 984-1700

Plymouth Campus

36 Cordage Park Circle
Plymouth, MA 02360

Tel:  (508) 747-0400



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