Best Community Colleges in Ohio by Salary Potential

Want to make more money? Check out Ohio’s best two-year colleges with the 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$55,000$77,100N/A0%

1The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$55,000
Mid-Career Pay$77,100
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
2AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$54,000$76,00097%0%

2Kettering College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$54,000
Mid-Career Pay$76,000
% High Meaning97%
% STEM Degrees0%
3AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$52,900$74,400N/A0%

3Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$52,900
Mid-Career Pay$74,400
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
4AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$50,400$72,400N/A10%

4Walsh University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,400
Mid-Career Pay$72,400
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees10%
5AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$50,000$71,700N/A0%

5Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$50,000
Mid-Career Pay$71,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
6AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$48,100$70,800N/A7%

6Xavier University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$48,100
Mid-Career Pay$70,800
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees7%
7AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$48,300$66,700N/A1%

7Mercy College of Ohio
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$48,300
Mid-Career Pay$66,700
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees1%
8AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$43,300$64,90053%6%

8Franklin University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$43,300
Mid-Career Pay$64,900
% High Meaning53%
% STEM Degrees6%
9AssociatesPublic$42,200$64,80052%6%

9Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,200
Mid-Career Pay$64,800
% High Meaning52%
% STEM Degrees6%
9AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$43,200$64,800N/A5%

9Ashland University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$43,200
Mid-Career Pay$64,800
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees5%
11AssociatesPublic$43,900$64,500N/A0%

11Ohio University-Zanesville Campus
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,900
Mid-Career Pay$64,500
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
12AssociatesPublic$45,100$64,400N/A2%

12Kent State University at East Liverpool
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$45,100
Mid-Career Pay$64,400
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees2%
12AssociatesPublic$42,600$64,400N/A0%

12Ohio State University-Mansfield Campus
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$42,600
Mid-Career Pay$64,400
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
14AssociatesPublic$44,800$64,30061%10%

14University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$44,800
Mid-Career Pay$64,300
% High Meaning61%
% STEM Degrees10%
15AssociatesPublic$41,900$63,90056%19%

15University of Cincinnati-Main Campus
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,900
Mid-Career Pay$63,900
% High Meaning56%
% STEM Degrees19%
16AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$44,000$63,200N/A3%

16The University of Findlay
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$44,000
Mid-Career Pay$63,200
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees3%
17AssociatesPublic$44,800$62,80065%9%

17Ohio University-Main Campus
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$44,800
Mid-Career Pay$62,800
% High Meaning65%
% STEM Degrees9%
18AssociatesPublic$47,000$62,60065%4%

18Shawnee State University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$47,000
Mid-Career Pay$62,600
% High Meaning65%
% STEM Degrees4%
18AssociatesPublic$43,600$62,60060%21%

18University of Toledo
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,600
Mid-Career Pay$62,600
% High Meaning60%
% STEM Degrees21%
20AssociatesPublic$41,200$62,400N/A0%

20Ohio State University-Newark Campus
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,200
Mid-Career Pay$62,400
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees0%
21AssociatesPublic$43,400$62,10052%22%

21Miami University-Oxford
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$43,400
Mid-Career Pay$62,100
% High Meaning52%
% STEM Degrees22%
22AssociatesPrivate not-for-profit$40,400$61,800N/A5%

22Ohio Dominican University
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPrivate not-for-profit
Early Career Pay$40,400
Mid-Career Pay$61,800
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees5%
23AssociatesPublic$41,600$61,60068%6%

23Central Ohio Technical College
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,600
Mid-Career Pay$61,600
% High Meaning68%
% STEM Degrees6%
24AssociatesPublic$41,700$60,300N/A6%

24Miami University-Middletown
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,700
Mid-Career Pay$60,300
% High MeaningN/A
% STEM Degrees6%
24AssociatesPublic$41,000$60,30067%27%

24Ohio State University-Main Campus
Degree TypeAssociates
School SectorPublic
Early Career Pay$41,000
Mid-Career Pay$60,300
% High Meaning67%
% STEM Degrees27%
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Ohio is home to the Pro Football and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame and one of the largest state university systems in the country. Columbus State Community College and Central Ohio Technical College are two schools the state is known for. PayScale has information about how much aluimni earn for a number of colleges that award associate degrees in Ohio.

Graduates from Ohio schools who build careers in the Buckeye State often go on to work in medical, engineering and other mathematical scientific fields. Of course, career paths are as diverse as school options Frank G. Jackson, the mayor of Cleveland, is a Cuyahoga Community College graduate and so is the professional basketball player Ben Wallace.


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