Stonehill Ranks 7th in the Nation in New Outcomes-Based Index

January 9, 2018

Stonehill graduates’ workforce preparedness and employability were recently recognized in a new rankings report by Educate To Career (ETC.) Out of 1,250 colleges and universities nationwide, Stonehill ranked seventh in the country.

ETC specializes in data-driven, outcome-focused tools that enable high school students and their parents to make informed, objective college and career-planning decisions.

The ETC College Rankings Index quantifies and compares each college's record for improving the labor market outcomes for its students. It is the only system that rates colleges by the "economic value added" delivered to their graduates.  ETC defines economic value added as being the improvement in earnings and employability of graduates measured against the total cost of a four-year education.

Some of the metrics used in calculating the rankings include:

  • Percentage of graduates employed in occupations tied to their field of study
  • Average salary earned by recent graduates, by school for each major category (adjusted for region, occupation and other variables)
  • Percentage of alumni employed within one year of graduation (weighted on an occupational trend basis)
  • Major (weighted against national norms)
  • Number of years to graduate
  • Tuition/net cost
  • Loan default rates


ETC College Rankings Index Results
RANK College/University ETC Scoring Value City State
#1 University of California-Irvine 90.00 Irvine CA
#2 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 89.94 Chapel Hill NC
#3 The College of New Jersey 89.87 Ewing NJ
#4 College of Saint Benedict 89.81 Saint Joseph MN
#5 University of Virginia-Main Campus 89.74 Charlottesville VA
#6 University of California-Los Angeles 89.68 Los Angeles CA
#7 Stonehill College 89.62 Easton MA
#8 College of William and Mary 89.55 Williamsburg VA
#9 University of Florida 89.49 Gainesville FL
#10 University of Wisconsin-Madison 89.42 Madison WI