Phoenix grads earn more

University of Phoenix alumni earn slightly more than graduates of traditional public and private universities throughout their careers, concludes the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

The chart compares Phoenix graduates to alumni of 153 “competitive” (mid-quality) colleges and universities, as rated by Barron’s. The salary data comes from Payscale.com. “As this is just a snapshot, it doesn’t control for demographic factors, test scores, or other information that would give more of a value-added description, nor does it say anything about other for-profit colleges.”

Since the graduation rate is low for Phoenix’s bachelor’s degree candidates, those who do complete a degree may be a select bunch.


POSTED BY Joanne Jacobs ON June 15, 2011

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Aaron

Also, in my experience many Phoenix students are already employed, as compared to what I expect to be a much higher percentage of students at the “competitive” colleges who are new to the job market upon graduation.

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