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GRAD DEGREE COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS WORKSHEET
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First, answer two basic questions...
Note: Tuition and salary assumptions are based on nation-wide averages across a broad spectrum of geographies and program types. Please be aware that these numbers do not necessarily reflect the real world costs of a given program or the real world compensation of future employment.
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What is your current annual compensation?
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How old are you?
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Then, choose 2 or 3 degrees from these dropdown menus to compare...
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Degrees
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Total Cost of Degree$$$$$$Note: All programs are assumed to be full-time, two-year programs.
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Your Post-Grad Degree Salary$$$$$$$$$
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Your Annual Tuition & Fees$$$
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Average Annual Salary Increase (in %)3%3%3%
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# of Years to Complete Degree222Note: This model conservatively assumes no major promotions or salary jumps for the remainder of your career.
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Number of Working Years Remaining###
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Number of Working Years Remaining After Gaduation###
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# of Years until Breakeven Point (Degree has paid for itself)###
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In 10 YearsNote: Breakeven point does not account for annual salary increases.
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Income Earned in Next 10 Years without Degree$$$
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Income Earned in Next 10 Years with Degree$$$$$$$$$
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ROI of Degree in Next 10 Years %%%
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Extra Income Earned in Next 10 Years$$$$$$
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In a Lifetime
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Lifetime Earnings without Degree$$$$$$
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Lifetime Earnings with Degree$$$$$$$$$
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Extra Income Earned over Lifetime$$$
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Lifetime ROI of Degree%%%
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