Best Community & Career Colleges in New Jersey by Salary Potential

Want to raise your earning potential by getting an associate degree? Learn more about New Jersey's best two-year colleges ranked by alumni salaries. [Read More]

There’s a short list of New Jersey colleges that offer associate degrees included in PayScale's College Salary Report. The purpose of the report is to shed light on which colleges can give you the best return in terms of early and mid-career salary data, as well as alumni's overall career satisfaction.

Best Community Colleges In New Jersey By Alumni Salary

Berkeley College, located in Woodland Park, is the among the best community colleges in New Jersey for career earning potential.

While a high number of graduates from Essex County College, located in Newark, say their say their jobs are meaningful, only a small number cite high job meaning from County College of Morris. The lowest faculty-to-student ratio (1:17) is found at MCCC, with an undergrad enrollment of 8,501. The highest ratio (1:30) is at Essex County College, with an enrollment of 12,175.

Berkeley is the smallest college (with an undergrad enrollment of 3,671), while the largest school is Bergen Community College (15,882 undergrad enrollment). Students at these schools often go into such careers as Legal Secretary, Paralegal, Designer, and Medical Assistant.

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