Community Colleges by Salary Potential – Full List

Community colleges offer some of the best values in education. Use Payscale’s data to find out where the highest-paid community college graduates come from.

RankSchool NameSchool SectorEarly Career Pay
Mid-Career Pay
% High Meaning
% STEM Degrees
Rank:1School Name:Bellevue CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$60,600Mid-Career Pay:$92,300% High Meaning:53%% STEM Degrees:11%
Rank:2School Name:Evergreen Valley CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$60,400Mid-Career Pay:$90,400% High Meaning:65%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:3School Name:Cabrillo CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$58,500Mid-Career Pay:$89,600% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:10%
Rank:4School Name:Saddleback CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$52,400Mid-Career Pay:$88,800% High Meaning:54%% STEM Degrees:4%
Rank:5School Name:Fashion Institute of TechnologySchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$55,000Mid-Career Pay:$88,600% High Meaning:42%% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:6School Name:De Anza CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$61,500Mid-Career Pay:$88,300% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:12%
Rank:7School Name:Brazosport CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$53,400Mid-Career Pay:$88,000% High Meaning:55%% STEM Degrees:1%
Rank:8School Name:Colorado Northwestern Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$63,200Mid-Career Pay:$87,900% High Meaning:58%% STEM Degrees:0%
Rank:8School Name:College of San MateoSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$61,200Mid-Career Pay:$87,900% High Meaning:59%% STEM Degrees:15%
Rank:10School Name:West Valley CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$57,800Mid-Career Pay:$87,600% High Meaning:52%% STEM Degrees:5%
Rank:11School Name:GateWay Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$63,100Mid-Career Pay:$87,500% High Meaning:68%% STEM Degrees:7%
Rank:12School Name:Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell CampusSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$54,400Mid-Career Pay:$86,900% High Meaning:71%% STEM Degrees:2%
Rank:13School Name:Orange Coast CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$54,900Mid-Career Pay:$86,800% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:11%
Rank:14School Name:University of Massachusetts-LowellSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$58,700Mid-Career Pay:$86,300% High Meaning:62%% STEM Degrees:38%
Rank:15School Name:City College of San FranciscoSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$60,600Mid-Career Pay:$86,200% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:15%
Rank:16School Name:Chabot CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$56,200Mid-Career Pay:$86,000% High Meaning:62%% STEM Degrees:9%
Rank:17School Name:Glendale Community College (Arizona)School Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$59,200Mid-Career Pay:$85,900% High Meaning:67%% STEM Degrees:7%
Rank:18School Name:Diablo Valley CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$55,700Mid-Career Pay:$85,400% High Meaning:56%% STEM Degrees:17%
Rank:18School Name:University of Maryland Global CampusSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$56,400Mid-Career Pay:$85,400% High Meaning:65%% STEM Degrees:28%
Rank:20School Name:Ohlone CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$58,900Mid-Career Pay:$85,200% High Meaning:64%% STEM Degrees:12%
Rank:21School Name:Las Positas CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$57,500Mid-Career Pay:$84,900% High Meaning:57%% STEM Degrees:12%
Rank:21School Name:Skyline CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$57,100Mid-Career Pay:$84,900% High Meaning:59%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:23School Name:Lake Washington Institute of TechnologySchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$58,500Mid-Career Pay:$84,700% High Meaning:61%% STEM Degrees:11%
Rank:24School Name:University of South DakotaSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$62,000Mid-Career Pay:$84,600% High Meaning:60%% STEM Degrees:8%
Rank:24School Name:San Jacinto Community CollegeSchool Sector:PublicEarly Career Pay:$51,600Mid-Career Pay:$84,600% High Meaning:62%% STEM Degrees:7%

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