Many community college graduates are now earning more than bachelor’s degree holders. CNN Money reports that nearly 30% of Americans with associate degrees are earning more than those who hold bachelor’s degrees.
Associate degrees are more cost-effective, too. Right now, for example, a 72-hour (or two-year) associate degree from one of the seven colleges of DCCCD would cost you $3,744. A four-year degree at surrounding universities could cost you upward of $70,000.
With a two-year associate degree, you can have a great career with a great paycheck:
- Registered nurses earn an average of $66,000
- Civil engineering technicians earn an average of $46,900
- Automotive body repairers earn an average of $38,200
- Multimedia artists earn an average of $60,800
- Computer database administrators earn an average of $75,200.