Value of a Degree

The big PAYoff

When it comes right down to it, a college graduate with a bachelor's degree can expect to earn more than those who do not graduate. In Utah, for example, the median income for a bachelor's degree graduates is $41,300. That's $15,000 dollars more than high school graduates.

Plus, college graduates are better prepared during times of economic uncertainty. The unemployment rate in Utah for those with a bachelor's degree or higher is 2.9%, while the rate for high school graduates is 8.1%.

Healthy, happy AND wise

College graduates are healthier, happier and more likely to vote. Beyond that, people who go to college get new perspectives, learn how to work in a team environment (that's often important when you're on the job) and manage their time (also important on the job and for life, in general).

Mountains of opportunities, not mountains of debt

In addition to all these benefits, a big bonus of being a Weber State grad is you don’t build up as much debt as you might at other schools. Low tuition, combined with scholarships and financial aid, mean WSU students graduate with the least amount of debt compared to other universities in the state.

Invest in your future with a degree from WSU

Sources used

  • Utah Division of Workforce Services
  • 2009 Utah Unemployment Rates Population 25-64, U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey
  • Pew Research Center
  • The Delta Project an Postsecondary Education, Costs, Productivity and Accountability