The latest College Scorecard has been released by the U.S. Department of Education, and this in-depth look at the performance of almost every college in the country reveals the median earnings of former students, who received federal financial aid, 10 years after entering the school, according to a report in the Philadelphia Business Journal.
The data also includes graduation rates, which are defined by graduating within 150 percent of the expected time to completion (for example, six years for a four-year degree and three years for a two-year degree).
It also includes the average annual cost as defined by the average annual net price for federal financial aid recipients, after aid from the school, state, or federal government. (For public schools, this is only the average cost for in-state students.)
Here’s how much money graduates of each college in Chester and Delaware counties are making on average within 10 years of entering school:
- Villanova University $77,900
- Haverford College $60,700
- Swarthmore College $56,700
- Widener University $53,400
- Immaculata University $50,600
- Penn State Brandywine $50,100
- West Chester University $48,400
- Cabrini University $46,600
- Valley Forge Military College $46,600
- Neumann University $48,300
- Wilmington University $42,500
- Eastern University $42,500
- Delaware County Community College $36,900
- Lincoln University $34,600
- University of Valley Forge $31,100
- Cheyney University $29,400
Graduates of the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia make the most ($91,600) 10 years after entering school out of all the schools in the Greater Philadelphia region, defined as 50 miles within Center City. Even more than Penn ($85,900).
Click here to read more about the College Scorecard in the Philadelphia Business Journal.