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County College of Morris graduates earn the best salaries in New Jersey and nationwide

RANDOLPH TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – County College of Morris (CCM) alumni have another reason to celebrate. Along with being ranked No. 1 in New Jersey four years in a row based on their earnings, CCM ranked 44 out of over 1,100 community colleges in the U.S. for alumni who earn the best salaries, as reported by Newsweek in “Community Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money.”

By attending CCM, students can receive a free or very affordable higher education and be amongst the highest paid employees in the nation. As noted in the Newsweek article, considering time spent, financial cost and earning potential, community colleges that offer programs on the forefront of career development are “the most viable financial option for many.”

In its 2020-21 “College Salary Report,” PayScale ranked CCM 32nd in the country for graduates who earn the best salaries. Warren Community College was ranked 686, Sussex County Community College was ranked 834 and Raritan Valley Community College was ranked 123.

Along with the national ratings, CCM has maintained its  No. 1 position in the state for four consecutive years in PayScale’s “Best Community Colleges in New Jersey by Salary Potential” annual ranking. Warren Community College was ranked 22nd, Sussex County Community College was ranked 24th and Raritan Valley Community College was ranked 7th.

“These reports confirm the value and high ROI of a CCM education,” remarked Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, president of CCM. “We’re proud of the success of our alumni and to be recognized for the high-quality, career-focused programs and services CCM provides so students can reach their potential, earn good salaries and make a positive impact in their workplace and communities.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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