Best Community & Career Colleges in Massachusetts by Salary Potential

Get high-paying jobs with an associate's degree. Learn more about Massachusetts' best two-year colleges by graduate salary. [Read More]

Famous as a state liberally dotted with college campuses, Massachusetts counts a number of two-year schools among its college ranks.

Quincy College often produces relatively highly paid graduates in their early careers with an associate degree only, and that trend continues with one of the highest mid-career pay rates (with 10 years of experience). Middlesex Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts -- just edging out Bristol.

While a solid percent of Northern Essex Community College alumni say their jobs are meaningful, that number is smaller for alumni from Quinsigamond Community College.

Fischer College's student body is primarily female, while Massachusetts Bay Community College has a gender split of about 54 percent female and 46 percent male.

Overall, students from some of these colleges go on to have meaningful jobs in such fields as Nurses, Managers, Automotive Technicians, and Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. Massachusetts is known to be a progressive state with a good economy and school system.

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