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The California Community Colleges New Salary Surfer Website
with Chancellor Brice W. Harris
California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris introduces a groundbreaking new website that allows students and the public to view the aggregated median earnings of those who complete a certificate or degree in a specific community college discipline and then enter the workforce.
The new Salary Surfer website displays median annual incomes for graduates from 179 of the most widely enrolled California community college programs. The earnings are available for community college graduates two years prior to earning a certificate or degree, then two years and five years after receiving the award.
This innovative data tool validates that California community colleges produce a tremendous return on investment for our students and for our state. While future earnings should not be the sole determiner in choosing an educational program, students and the public deserve to know what monetary return they can expect from their investment.