Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) is producing the highest-paid graduates among two-year colleges in the state. COTC is ranked number one in Ohio and number 19 in the nation by PayScale in its
2016-17 College Salary Report ranking the best community and career colleges by salary potential.
"We've always known that the return on investment at Central Ohio Technical College is phenomenal," said COTC President Bonnie L. Coe, Ph.D. "This ranking shows that our graduates go on to have high-paying, successful careers in technical fields that are growing. An associate degree can be life changing."
PayScale is a compensation data and software company that collects compensation and career data from individuals and uses the data to power compensation software for employers. The company has been publishing the College Salary Report since 2008. The report looks at how higher education impacts career outcomes.
The 2016-17 PayScale College Salary Report compares the salaries for workers with zero to five and 10 or more years of experience who graduated from a wide variety of schools, including public community colleges, private career colleges, for-profit schools, not-for-profit schools and colleges and universities that offer associate degrees in addition to bachelor's degree programs.
COTC offers 45 degrees and certificates. Students choose COTC to gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in a technical field or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program at many of Ohio's public colleges and universities. COTC has articulation agreements with 22 four-year institutions.