Costs

What’s the real cost of higher education?

Some will rank college degrees by ROI, or “return on investment.” Tuition, room, and board cost x. Resulting yearly salary brings in y. And in fact, College Scorecard ranks SPU quite favorably in after-graduation salary levels. But there’s more than that …

Let's look at the numbers — and the equation — from a different perspective. Let’s look at the lifetime value of being prepared to engage the culture and change the world.

Best value

Don’t forget that SPU has been ranked number 2 in “Best Colleges — Best Value” in the West by U.S. News & World Report. That’s true in part because our students are able to factor in generous aid packages for their actual bottom line.

Whether you’re an undergraduate or a graduate student, the list of opportunities may be a lot longer than you think. You won’t know until you apply! Take a look.

Getting the big picture means much more than just comparing tuition. Calculate the actual bottom line with this handy online tool.

What do SPU grads earn?

  • 68%

    earn more than those with only a high school diploma

    Source: U.S. Dept. of Education College Scorecard

  • $43,900

    median earnings ($34,343 is the national average)

    Source: U.S. Dept. of Education College Scorecard

  • $90,500

    average mid-career salary

    Source: PayScale, Inc.