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.