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94 Master's Degrees Annually
$111,210 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Community College Education Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many community college education graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Doctor’s Degree 199
Master’s Degree 94
Graduate Certificate 42

What Community College Education Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, community college education majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Community College Education Majors

According to O*NET survey takers, a major in community college education should prepare you for careers in which you will need to be knowledgeable in the following areas:

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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.

Skills for Community College Education Majors

community college education majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Abilities for Community College Education Majors

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a community college education student include the following:

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  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

What Can You Do With a Community College Education Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with community college education:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Postsecondary Education Administrators 10.1% $94,340

How Much Do Community College Education Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to community college education is $111,210. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with community college education require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to community college education have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Bachelor’s Degree 7.6%
Master’s Degree 47.9%
Doctoral Degree 37.2%
Post-Doctoral Training 7.2%

Online Community College Education Programs

In 2018-2019, 40 schools offered a community college education program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 1 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 0 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 0 0
Bachelor’s Degree 18 7
Post-Baccalaureate 1 0
Master’s Degree 8 3
Post-Master’s 6 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 7 3
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 1 1
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 10 1

Is a Degree in Community College Education Worth It?

The median salary for a community college education grad is $111,210 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 179% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,426,200 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to community college education.

Major Number of Grads
General Educational Leadership & Administration 31,657
Higher Education/Higher Education Administration 3,998
Other Educational Administration & Supervision 2,213
Educational, Instructional, & Curriculum Supervision 1,655
Elementary & Middle School Administration/Principalship 1,550
Superintendency & Educational System Administration 1,146
Urban Education & Leadership 708
Secondary School Administration/Principalship 459
Adult & Continuing Education Administration 438
Administration of Special Education 222

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

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