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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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$49,100$69,200N/A0%

1Bryan College of Health Sciences
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$49,100
Mid-Career Pay$69,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
2AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$45,800$66,700N/A0%

2Clarkson College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$45,800
Mid-Career Pay$66,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
3AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$46,900$66,600N/A0%

3Nebraska Methodist College of Nursing & Allied Health
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,900
Mid-Career Pay$66,600
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
4AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$46,600$65,300N/A9%

4College of Saint Mary
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$46,600
Mid-Career Pay$65,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees9%
5AssociatesPublic$43,300$65,200N/A20%

5University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,300
Mid-Career Pay$65,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees20%
6AssociatesPublic$40,100$58,60060%5%

6Southeast Community College Area
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$40,100
Mid-Career Pay$58,600
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees5%
7AssociatesPublic$37,800$56,70054%6%

7Metropolitan Community College Area
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$37,800
Mid-Career Pay$56,700
% High Meaning54%
% STEM Degrees6%
8AssociatesPublic$36,900$55,300N/A2%

8Mid-Plains Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$36,900
Mid-Career Pay$55,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees2%
9AssociatesPublic$37,200$52,90065%3%

9Central Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$37,200
Mid-Career Pay$52,900
% High Meaning65%
% STEM Degrees3%
10AssociatesPublic$37,300$52,300N/A6%

10Western Nebraska Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$37,300
Mid-Career Pay$52,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees6%
10AssociatesPublic$37,800$52,30065%6%

10Northeast Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$37,800
Mid-Career Pay$52,300
% High Meaning65%
% STEM Degrees6%
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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.


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