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Quinsigamond Community College Recognized as Best Community College in Massachusetts

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Office of Institutional Communications
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WORCESTER, MA— August 2, 2022—  Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) was ranked best community college in Massachusetts in 2022 by, an online source for program rankings and higher education planning. The research identifies programs in the nation based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation. QCC was also ranked eighth in 2022, in the category of best online universities and colleges in Massachusetts.

“This ranking is a testament of the hard work and commitment that our faculty, staff, administration and Board of Trustees have for our students,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. “The last few years have offered unprecedented challenges for our students and higher education as a whole, but our steadfast commitment to 100 percent student success has been the driving force in everything that we do.”

Since the start of the COVID-19 global pandemic, QCC has rethought many of its programs and processes, developing an educational model that was conducive to the new educational landscape.

“The college took a hard look at what was best for the students that we serve and increased our support services, as well as the way in which courses were offered,” President Pedraja continued.

QCC offers a variety of flexible learning options that include on-campus, online and hybrid formats. Experts at assessed programs that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions. According to, studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, and degree holders earn 84% more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED.

Specific programs at colleges and universities across the nation were also analyzed by On a national stage, QCC was named best online associate degree for medical sales. Additionally, the college was named in the top 50 nationally for best online associate degrees, online associate in human services programs, and online associate in administration and management programs. implemented a unique methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 704 programs from 2,900 universities and colleges across the United States.

“There has never been a better time to attend QCC. As we prepare for the fall semester, I want to assure those students who have been reticent to attend that we have the support services, academic coaching, counseling, and other resources to ensure that college students will succeed,” President Pedraja added. 

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Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.