Interactive Map of the Price-to-Earnings Premium for All Students

Interactive Map of the Price-to-Earnings Premium for All Students

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We developed the Price-to-Earnings Premium (PEP) in an effort to better determine the economic value that institutions of higher education provide to their students. To measure this concept, we look at the net price the average student pays out-of-pocket to obtain an academic credential relative to the additional amount they earn by attending that institution in the first place. If a student earns more than non-college goers, the additional annual income they obtain can be used to recoup their educational costs.  

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Below, find a map of institutions across the US and the years it takes students to recoup their educational costs at each one. You can set the criteria you’re interested in, whether that be the type of degree the institution provides, if it’s private or public, and where it’s located.

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