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SU Degree Pays Off, Data Shows

December 20, 2016

Susquehanna University graduates earn $16,600 more a year than the typical college graduate, within 10 years of starting at the university, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education.

Data from the U.S. College Scorecard, which is overseen by the education department, shows the average Susquehanna grad is making $50,000 annually, compared with the $33,400 average earned by all college graduates 10 years after starting college.  The Scorecard reports data on graduates who received federal financial aid while in college.   

Moreover, Susquehanna alumni earn $4,300 more than the median for all Annapolis Group schools, according to the Scorecard.  The Annapolis Group is an alliance of the nation's leading liberal arts colleges, including Susquehanna.  

The U.S. Department of Education oversees the interactive College Scorecard, which highlights key indicators aimed at measuring the cost and value of institutions across the country to help students select a school based on their needs, affordability and desired outcomes.  

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