PayScale Places the College First in New Jersey in its 2017 – 2021 Rankings

Male graduate in cap and gown giving two thumbs upFor the fifth consecutive year, County College of Morris (CCM) has been ranked number one in New Jersey by PayScale for associate degree holders who earn the highest salaries.

PayScale’s 2021 “Best Community Colleges in New Jersey by Salary Potential” placed CCM first among 24 institutions of higher education in New Jersey that award associate degrees. Nationally, the college placed in the top 5 percent of the best paid associate degree holders.

The 2021 report noted that CCM alumni by mid-career, who have more than 10 years of work experience, earn an average of $74,500. The PayScale report looked only at those who possess an associate and no higher degree. PayScale’s 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 reports also placed CCM first in the state based on the earnings of its associate degree graduates.

Along with earning top salaries, CCM alumni speak highly of their experience, with 99 percent traditionally rating the college good to excellent as reported by the Office of Career Services & Student Employment. Comments from alumni during its annual Graduate Survey completed last year included:

“I will forever be grateful to CCM because I truly believe I wouldn’t be where I am today without it.”

“Great first step of my journey toward biochemistry, medical school and beyond.”

“As a full-time worker, I was able to find all the classes that I needed, offered in the evenings. Very important for the ‘adult’ learner.” another.

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