Increased earnings of MCC’s alumni and
the businesses they work for
MCC’s payroll, construction, and day-to-day spending
Daily spending of MCC students retained in the county
Middlesex County College is a great deal for taxpayers: it actually generates more in local tax revenue than it takes in. For every dollar invested by state and local taxpayers, $6.70 is generated in added taxes and public sector savings. And the business community can take advantage of our Corporate Training Department, which can train their employees in basic skills, Microsoft office, and advanced manufacturing. We can also customize a training program for you.
return on investment
Students and parents benefit in multiple ways: they are saving money on tuition and they know they are receiving an excellent education. Attending MCC for two years and then transferring to a four-year college or university will save almost $18,000 at Rutgers University, $79,000 at New York University, and $90,000 at Columbia University. And the economic benefits of an Associate Degree are significant. Our graduates earn, on average almost $51,000 at the midpoint of their career, which translates to an average of $400,000 over the course of their working lifetimes. Those who then earn a Bachelor’s Degree will see even greater earnings: over $77,000 on average.
Our alumni have a tremendous impact on the local economy. Past and present students at MCC account for 6,770 jobs in the area and they generate $477.5 million in added annual income for the county. This figure represents the increased money that students and alumni earn during the year, the additional productivity of the organizations that employ them, and the added spending as students and alumni buy goods and services. Society sees a benefit as well: college graduates are less likely to need social services such as unemployment benefits.
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jobs in Middlesex County is supported by the activities of MCC and its students.
For every 100 jobs at MCC, an additional 31 jobs were created in the county.
Social savings related to reduced crime, lower unemployment, and increased health and well-being across the state.
William Psolka was by far the most invested professor I ever had. I find myself saying, “Oh, I learned that in Bill’s class!” quite a bit now. That’s when you know that you were taught practical lessons that can be applied out in the real world.
Attending MCC was the best decision of my life! MCC saved me money as I was hashing out my general credits and it allowed me to develop confidence before going to a major university like Rutgers, where I graduated with highest honors.
I found my passion for the sciences at MCC which, in turn, set the foundation for the rest of my educational career. My favorite professor was Dr. Reginald Luke. He made everything so understandable and acted as somewhat of a mentor to me even after I left MCC. I always knew I could come back for his help.
I transferred to NJCU right after graduation, where I earned my Bachelor’s in National Security Studies. Since May 2017, I have worked as an investigator with the New Jersey Department of Treasury. As a Criminal Justice major, MCC fully prepared me for the next level.