Best Community Colleges in Maine by Salary Potential

Thinking of going back to college? Check out Maine's top community colleges with the highest-paid graduates and start earning more money now. [Read More]

Payscale's College Salary report has been able to collect data on the best junior colleges in Maine. Alumni salary data can give you an excellent idea of not only how graduates of these schools fare in the workplace, but what you can expect to earn as a result of earning your associate degree in The Pine Tree State.

Southern Maine Community College is among the best Maine community college by graduate salary in the PayScale College Salary Report, SMCC alums certainly earn a respectable salary, but one that pales in comparison with that of Eastern Maine Community College.

Both EMCC and SMCC are public schools. About 50 percent of the 7,157 students at SMCC find high value in their work after they earn their degree. EMCC's enrollment caps off at about 2,558 students. Some of the known jobs that students of SMCC go on to receive are largely varying in their fields.

For one thing, many students from SMCC and EMCC go on to earn Jobs as Registered Nurses, while others become Case Workers. Beyond that, they produce Network Engineers, Radiographers, and even Line Cooks. The hourly pay for graduates with associate's degrees can range anywhere from $10 to $24, providing a broad range of opportunity for students, depending on what they go on to do.

The two most popular Maine towns for SMCC alum to live in, according to our data are Portland and Saco. Students produced an "extremely high" rating of satisfaction for job placement after graduation.

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