Nassau Ranked #1 for Highest Earning Graduates: EdSmart

Garden City, NY April 1, 2024 – Nassau Community College was ranked among the best community colleges in the state of New York and number one for highest earning graduates, according to a “Best Community Colleges in New York” report released in 2024 by EDsmart.

A campus of the State University of New York, Nassau Community College was cited as the top college for “economic outcomes for graduates,” noting that former students and alumni who attended the Garden City institution earned the highest salary out of all of EDsmart’s ranked community colleges, with an average annual salary of $47,000.

According to the college’s 2023-2028 strategic plan, titled “Building Connections to Our Students, Community and Future,” one of the primary strategic goals of the institution is “Student Persistence and Post-Completion Success.”

“SUNY Nassau Community College…stands out with the highest salary after attending,” according to EdSmart, which said its ranking methodology is based on data from the National Center for Education Statistics' College Navigator. “This indicates strong program effectiveness in preparing students for the job market,” EdSmart concluded.

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About Nassau Community College

Nassau Community College, a campus of the State University of New York, provides a comprehensive public college experience designed to transform lives through higher education. Serving 17,000 full-time, part-time and continuing education students, NCC offers more than 80 programs that lead to an associate’s degree or certificate. Through on-campus and online offerings, the College educates local and international students, and boasts 168,000 alumni. Situated on 225 acres in Garden City, Long Island, the college grounds reside in historic Nassau County, one of the most desirable locations to live in the United States and an epicenter for business and careers. Since 1959, NCC has earned a nationwide reputation for academic excellence, affordability, and ease of transferability to four-year schools. 

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