Best Community Colleges in Connecticut by Salary Potential

Want a high-paying career, but only have time for a two-year college? Check out Connecticut’s best community colleges by earning potential.

Read more

Rank 
School Name 
School Type
Degree Type 
School Sector
Early Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 0-5 years experience
Mid-Career Pay
 
Median salary for alumni with 10+ years experience
% High Meaning
 
% alumni who say their work makes the world a better place
% STEM Degrees
 
% degrees awarded in science, technology, engineering or math subjects
1AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$56,100$76,500N/A0%

1St Vincent's College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$56,100
Mid-Career Pay$76,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
2AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$49,400$72,90053%31%

2University of Bridgeport
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,400
Mid-Career Pay$72,900
% High Meaning53%
% STEM Degrees31%
3AssociatesPublic$47,000$70,800N/A14%

3Eastern Connecticut State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$47,000
Mid-Career Pay$70,800
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees14%
4AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$45,000$69,800N/A15%

4University of Hartford
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$45,000
Mid-Career Pay$69,800
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees15%
5AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$49,600$69,600N/A15%

5Sacred Heart University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,600
Mid-Career Pay$69,600
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees15%
6AssociatesPublic$44,900$68,20062%9%

6Norwalk Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$44,900
Mid-Career Pay$68,200
% High Meaning62%
% STEM Degrees9%
7AssociatesPublic$46,600$67,20071%4%

7Capital Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$46,600
Mid-Career Pay$67,200
% High Meaning71%
% STEM Degrees4%
8AssociatesPublic$43,600$66,700N/A24%

8University of Connecticut
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,600
Mid-Career Pay$66,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees24%
9AssociatesPublic$44,500$66,400N/A6%

9Western Connecticut State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$44,500
Mid-Career Pay$66,400
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees6%
10AssociatesPublic$42,200$65,000N/A1%

10Asnuntuck Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,200
Mid-Career Pay$65,000
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees1%
11AssociatesPublic$44,000$64,80058%2%

11Naugatuck Valley Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$44,000
Mid-Career Pay$64,800
% High Meaning58%
% STEM Degrees2%
12AssociatesPublic$42,800$63,900N/A2%

12Charter Oak State College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,800
Mid-Career Pay$63,900
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees2%
13AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$46,100$63,80073%0%

13Goodwin College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,100
Mid-Career Pay$63,800
% High Meaning73%
% STEM Degrees0%
14AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$44,800$63,500N/A2%

14Albertus Magnus College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$44,800
Mid-Career Pay$63,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees2%
15AssociatesPublic$43,700$63,30063%1%

15Three Rivers Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,700
Mid-Career Pay$63,300
% High Meaning63%
% STEM Degrees1%
16AssociatesPublic$41,100$62,00044%3%

16Tunxis Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,100
Mid-Career Pay$62,000
% High Meaning44%
% STEM Degrees3%
17AssociatesPublic$42,300$61,70055%8%

17Manchester Community College (Connecticut)
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,300
Mid-Career Pay$61,700
% High Meaning55%
% STEM Degrees8%
18AssociatesPublic$39,600$60,40058%4%

18Housatonic Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$39,600
Mid-Career Pay$60,400
% High Meaning58%
% STEM Degrees4%
19AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$39,300$59,100N/A0%

19Mitchell College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$39,300
Mid-Career Pay$59,100
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
20AssociatesPublic$40,500$58,60062%6%

20Gateway Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,500
Mid-Career Pay$58,600
% High Meaning62%
% STEM Degrees6%
21AssociatesPublic$39,000$57,700N/A0%

21Northwestern Connecticut Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$39,000
Mid-Career Pay$57,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
22AssociatesPublic$38,700$56,500N/A16%

22Quinebaug Valley Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$38,700
Mid-Career Pay$56,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees16%
23AssociatesPublic$37,600$54,80039%3%

23Middlesex Community College (Connecticut)
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$37,600
Mid-Career Pay$54,800
% High Meaning39%
% STEM Degrees3%
Find your worth

What are you worth?

Take our free salary survey to find out

Get your free report

You don’t have to get a bachelor’s degree to have a successful career. In fact, there are lots of high-paying, meaningful jobs that you can land with an associate degree. To help you make a smart choice about where you should earn an associate degree in Connecticut, PayScale has ranked schools that grant 2-year degrees in this year’s College Salary Report.

Connecticut is the southernmost state in New England, and sits directly atop New York, meaning students who attend college in the Constitution State have easy access to both Boston and Manhattan, or, even more importantly, lobster and pizza. Finance and insurance are Connecticut’s biggest industries, and many students who go to school in the state decide to work in one of these professions.


Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of