Best Community Colleges in Kansas by Salary Potential

Compare how graduates from five of Kansas’ top two-year colleges compare when ranked by alumni salary.

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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
1AssociatesPublic$46,100$68,200N/A8%

1Pittsburg State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$46,100
Mid-Career Pay$68,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees8%
2AssociatesPublic$43,100$67,300N/A1%

2Northwest Kansas Technical College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,100
Mid-Career Pay$67,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees1%
3AssociatesPublic$46,100$65,600N/A18%

3Kansas State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$46,100
Mid-Career Pay$65,600
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees18%
4AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$44,200$65,300N/A0%

4Hesston College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$44,200
Mid-Career Pay$65,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
5AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$44,400$63,500N/A11%

5Newman University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$44,400
Mid-Career Pay$63,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees11%
6AssociatesPublic$42,800$63,30080%0%

6Neosho County Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,800
Mid-Career Pay$63,300
% High Meaning80%
% STEM Degrees0%
7AssociatesPublic$41,200$62,700N/A0%

7Fort Scott Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,200
Mid-Career Pay$62,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
8AssociatesPublic$41,500$62,60064%24%

8Wichita State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,500
Mid-Career Pay$62,600
% High Meaning64%
% STEM Degrees24%
9AssociatesPublic$42,500$62,500N/A3%

9Dodge City Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,500
Mid-Career Pay$62,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees3%
10AssociatesPublic$40,200$62,30053%4%

10Johnson County Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,200
Mid-Career Pay$62,300
% High Meaning53%
% STEM Degrees4%
11AssociatesPublic$43,400$62,000N/A2%

11Manhattan Area Technical College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,400
Mid-Career Pay$62,000
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees2%
12AssociatesPublic$41,600$60,70063%4%

12Washburn University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,600
Mid-Career Pay$60,700
% High Meaning63%
% STEM Degrees4%
13AssociatesPublic$38,700$60,300N/A6%

13Fort Hays State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$38,700
Mid-Career Pay$60,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees6%
14AssociatesPublic$40,800$60,100N/A1%

14North Central Kansas Technical College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,800
Mid-Career Pay$60,100
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees1%
15AssociatesPublic$41,300$59,90063%2%

15Colby Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,300
Mid-Career Pay$59,900
% High Meaning63%
% STEM Degrees2%
16AssociatesPublic$39,300$59,00065%1%

16Labette Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$39,300
Mid-Career Pay$59,000
% High Meaning65%
% STEM Degrees1%
17AssociatesPublic$36,900$58,80048%0%

17Highland Community College (Kansas)
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$36,900
Mid-Career Pay$58,800
% High Meaning48%
% STEM Degrees0%
18AssociatesPublic$38,300$58,30062%0%

18Barton County Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$38,300
Mid-Career Pay$58,300
% High Meaning62%
% STEM Degrees0%
19AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$38,900$57,300N/A2%

19Baker University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$38,900
Mid-Career Pay$57,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees2%
19AssociatesPublic$39,500$57,300N/A5%

19Garden City Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$39,500
Mid-Career Pay$57,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees5%
21AssociatesPublic$42,600$57,00087%0%

21Pratt Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,600
Mid-Career Pay$57,000
% High Meaning87%
% STEM Degrees0%
22AssociatesPublic$40,500$56,70056%1%

22Kansas City Kansas Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,500
Mid-Career Pay$56,700
% High Meaning56%
% STEM Degrees1%
23AssociatesPublic$37,400$56,40059%2%

23Hutchinson Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$37,400
Mid-Career Pay$56,400
% High Meaning59%
% STEM Degrees2%
24AssociatesPublic$38,100$55,70073%2%

24Seward County Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$38,100
Mid-Career Pay$55,700
% High Meaning73%
% STEM Degrees2%
25AssociatesPublic$35,500$54,40062%0%

25Cloud County Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$35,500
Mid-Career Pay$54,400
% High Meaning62%
% STEM Degrees0%
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When thinking about which associate degree to pursue, one consideration is which of the 17 career colleges in Kansas have the highest-paid graduates. Payscale presents data on several of the public Kansas community colleges by graduate salary, enabling those seeking degrees in the Sunflower State to make informed decisions about earning potential. In Kansas, the top industries for jobs include agriculture, aerospace, aircraft production and maintenance, and transportation equipment.

Of these colleges, Johnson County Community College is by far the largest, with about 20,000 students. All other Kansas two-year colleges on our list have many fewer enrolled undergraduates. One other interesting factor to note is that Colby and Kansas City Kansas Community College have a majority of female students (about 60 percent), while the other two colleges have a more even split between male and female students.


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