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What will you do with your half million dollars?


  • An associate degree holds a great deal of value. A high school dropout will earn $973,000 in their lifetime.
  • Someone with a high school degree will earn $1.3 million.
  • An associate degree holder will earn $1.8 million.
  • Someone with a bachelor’s degree will earn $2.3 million.
  • A master’s degree holder will earn $2.7 million.
  • A person with a PhD will earn $3.3 million.

The more you learn, the more you earn. The average community college graduate will earn $500,000 more than a high school graduate.

What will you do with your half million dollars?

NMC is a great choice.

We have award-winning faculty and small class sizes — always a great combination.

You have more than 80 areas of study to choose from, including unique programs in some of the coolest fields like unmanned aerial systems, water studies, maritime and more.

We're committed to your success and offer tutoring, advising, counseling and financial aid assistance. Speaking of money, you're going to save thousands of dollars by completing your first two years of classes at NMC.

You'll be prepared when you go. Community college students who transfer to a four-year school will on average post a higher grade point average at that school than their university classmates who started there.

You're going to get a world-class education. NMC offers you opportunities to study all over the world, and to study with people from all over the world. Students from more than 70 countries have attended NMC.

And, you won't be alone, almost half of all enrolled college students (8 million) are attending community colleges.

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