• Mt. Hood Community College Ranked as Top Community College in Oregon for Salary Potential

    Gresham, Ore. — Mt. Hood Community College was named in a two-way tie as the top community college in the state of Oregon by salary potential in a recent study done by the national website Payscale.com, an online salary, benefits and compensation information company.

    Looking at the salaries of each school's alumni, MHCC and Central Oregon Community College were tied as the top schools in Oregon in PayScale's 2016-17 College Salary Report, with the average median salary for alumni with an associate's degree and 10+ years of experience coming in at $56,200.

    Overall the list ranks the top 400 schools, out of the nearly 1,700 community colleges and trade schools nationwide.  The company used data provided to them directly from employees who completed PayScale's employee survey.

    “Mt. Hood Community College is committed to providing relevant education designed to help our students learn the skills they need to graduate and quickly move into the workplace,” said Jarrod Hogue, MHCC's associate VP or Workforce, Innovation and Partnerships. “We’re thrilled to see that those efforts have paid off, and to be named as one the top colleges in the state.”

    According to PayScale, the most popular industries in Oregon are: Advanced Manufacturing; Clean Technology; Forestry and Wood Products; High Technology; and Outdoor Gear and Activeware.

    For more information on Payscale's report, visit www.payscale.com/college-salary-report/best-schools-by-state/2-year-colleges/oregon