Best Community Colleges in Nebraska by Salary Potential

Looking to expand your career opportunities and earn more money? Check out Nebraska’s best community colleges ranked by highest-paid graduates.

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RankSchool NameSchool SectorEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:Bellevue UniversitySchool Sector:Private not-for-profitEarly Career Pay:$50,200Mid-Career Pay:$72,500% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:19%
Rank:2School Name:College of Saint MarySchool Sector:Private not-for-profitEarly Career Pay:$48,600Mid-Career Pay:$68,900% High Meaning:-% STEM Degrees:1%
Rank:3School Name:Metropolitan Community College AreaSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$42,000Mid-Career Pay:$63,700% High Meaning:55%% STEM Degrees:6%
Rank:4School Name:Southeast Community College AreaSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$43,500Mid-Career Pay:$62,600% High Meaning:62%% STEM Degrees:5%
Rank:5School Name:Western Nebraska Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$42,500Mid-Career Pay:$60,400% High Meaning:56%% STEM Degrees:4%
Rank:6School Name:Mid-Plains Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$40,100Mid-Career Pay:$58,600% High Meaning:70%% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:7School Name:Central Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$40,300Mid-Career Pay:$57,300% High Meaning:63%% STEM Degrees:4%
Rank:8School Name:Northeast Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$40,700Mid-Career Pay:$56,800% High Meaning:65%% STEM Degrees:9%

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The aim of the Payscale College Salary Report is to find out which of the community colleges in Nebraska can provide graduates who earn their associates degree with the best possible jobs and salaries — both in the early stages of their careers, and later on after some time in the workforce.

There are a total of 21 community colleges in Nebraska, and many of these graduates go on to work in industries such as Biosolutions, Transportation Logistics, Software and Technology, Finance and Insurance, RandD and Engineering, Tourism, Health Services, and Advanced Manufacturing.