Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Gonzaga grads make more money than grads of other NW colleges, says Obama

Posted By on Wed, Sep 16, 2015 at 12:25 PM

Do you like money?

Well, Government Research has shown that if you want to make money, going to college will do it. 

In recent years, hordes of money-needing people have been pushed into attending college, and in turn have become hordes of Debt Peons. The situation prompted President Barack Obama in 2013 to launch an initiative that would give students a way to find out in advance if a college would ensnare them in debt and hand them a degree that has the earnings potential of a moldy loaf of bread. 

Earlier this month, the Obama administration unveiled its College Scorecard, an online tool that allows would-be students to find out a college’s annual tuition, graduation rate and how much money they can expect to earn, along with other Fun Facts.

So how did colleges in the Inland Northwest do? If you want money, Gonzaga University, according to College Scorecard, surpasses every other college in terms of earnings graduates can expect. It also boasts a high graduation rate of 82 percent. But it also has the highest annual tuition at $28,155.

At the bottom is Spokane Falls Community College.

Although technically not in the Inland Northwest, the Meridian, Idaho, branch of University of Phoenix (which is also under federal investigation for deceptive practices) produces graduates who make $53,400. But only 17 percent actually graduate, according to College Scorecard.

Gonzaga University
Average annual cost: $28,155
Graduation rate: 82 percent
Salary after attending: $52,800

Washington State University
Average annual cost: $16,834
Graduation rate: 66 percent
Salary after attending: $46,400

Whitworth University
Average annual cost: $24,412
Graduation rate: 75 percent
Salary after attending: $41,200

Eastern Washington University
Annual average cost: $12,983
Graduation rate: 46 percent
Salary after attending: $40,500

University of Idaho
Average annual cost: $13,051
Graduation rate: 55 percent
Salary after attending: $39,900

Lewis-Clark State College
Average annual cost: $12,152
Graduation rate: 29 percent
Salary after attending: $32,700

Spokane Community College
Average annual cost: $5,401
Graduation rate: 28 percent
Salary after attending: $30,600

North Idaho College
Average annual cost: $9,599
Graduation rate: 27 percent
Salary after attending: $29,000

Spokane Falls Community College
Average annual cost: $7,399
Graduation rate: 26 percent
Salary after attending: $28,300

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