Jeff State Ranks at the Top for Graduate Earnings

July 27, 2017 mpartain Blog

Story from al.com
Leada Gore | lgore@al.com.

Roughly 9 million undergraduate students attend public two-year colleges in the U.S. But, as with four-year institutions of higher learning, not all schools are created equal.

JeffStateShelbyHsbThe federal government’s education report card tracks salaries for students receiving associates degrees from public, two-year community colleges. The data – which comes only from those who received federal student loans – lists salaries 10 years after graduation. The average costs includes tuition, books and fees after financial assistance is factored in. You can see all the data here.

Here are Alabama’s top 15 two-year schools based on graduate earnings.

  1. Jefferson State Community College
    Annual average cost: $9,207, Salary after attending: $29,400
  2. Southern State Community College – Randolph County. Average annual cost: $7,575, Salary after attending: $29,000
  3. George C. Wallace State Community College – Hanceville – Cullman County, Average annual cost: $7,817, Salary after attending: $28,800
  4. James H. Faulkner State Community College – Baldwin County, Average annual cost: $6,675, Salary after attending: $28,700
  5. Northeast Alabama Community College – DeKalb County, Average annual cost: $3,049, Salary after attending: $28,300
  6. Central Alabama Community College – Tallapoosa County, Average annual cost: $6,922, Salary after attending: $27,500
  7. John C. Calhoun State Community College, Limestone County, Average annual cost: $5,686, Salary after attending: $27,400
  8. George C. Wallace State Community College – Dothan – Houston County, Average annual cost: $3,115, Salary after attending: $26,600
  9. Snead State Community College – Marshall County, Average annual cost: $4,743, Salary after attending: $26,500
  10. Chattahoochee Valley Community College – Russell County, Average annual cost: $1,315, Salary after attending: $26,100
  11. Bevill State Community College – Walker county, Average annual cost: $7,848, Salary after attending: $25,900
  12. Gadsden State Community College – Etowah County,Average annual cost: $4,352, Salary after attending: $25,700
  13. Jefferson Davis Community College – Escambia County, Average annual cost: $3,888, Salary after attending: $25,400
  14. Lurleen B. Wallace Community College – Covington County, Average annual cost: $7,748, Salary after attending: $25,200
  15. Northwest-Shoals Community College – Colbert County, Average annual cost: $6,513, Salary after attending: $25,200