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.
Start with the numbers in the current catalogs for undergraduate or graduate programs, from tuition cost per credit to fees and room and board. The catalog also has information on SPU’s tuition refund policies.
Also consult the Undergraduate Cost of Attendance and Graduate Student Budgets pages. It does matter.
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.