Sunday, September 17th, 2017

Recognized for a High-Quality Education by PayScale.com and Washington Monthly

PayScale.com, creator of the world’s largest online salary database, has released its annual College Salary Report for 2017 and named County College of Morris as the best two-year college in New Jersey in terms of graduates who earn the highest salaries at mid-career.

CCM logoAdditionally, CCM has been recognized by Washington Monthly magazine as one of two top community colleges in New Jersey and in the top third nationally for adult learners.

“We are proud of our graduates who have built successful careers based on the high-quality foundation they established through their CCM education. It’s an honor to be acknowledged as the top two-year college in New Jersey for our continued efforts to educate extraordinary students,” said Anthony J. Iacono, CCM president.

2017 CCM graduates in caps and gowns

The Class of 2017 from County College of Morris

“CCM’s strategic plan also places a strong emphasis on developing additional programs to better meet the needs of adult students, along with serving as an economic engine for Morris County by offering needed workforce development programs,” he added.

“This is yet another indication that CCM offers one of the best educations for two-year colleges in the nation,” said Freeholder Thomas Mastrangelo. “We are proud of the efforts made by our students and administration.”

According to PayScale, CCM alumni’s mid-career median pay is $69,900, an increase of $5,800 from last year’s survey. To create its 2017 report, PayScale surveyed 2.3 million graduates from more than 2,700 colleges and universities. Respondents reported their pay, major, highest degree earned and where they earned their degree.

To read the full PayScale report, visit www.payscale.com/college-salary-report.

In the Washington Monthly rating, CCM was one of only two community colleges in New Jersey to gain recognition as a top college for adult learning. Raritan Valley Community College was the other community college.

To address the desire of adult students who want to continue their education, improve their skillsets or make a transition to a new career, CCM offers a range of degree, non-credit and certificate programs, with online and hybrid course options.

More information on the Washington Monthly rankings, including methodology, can be found at http://washingtonmonthly.com/magazine/septemberoctober-2017/.

 

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