USU Eastern has lowest tuition in state

Posted Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - 10:37pm

With more and more of us taking out Government Guarantied Loans, it becomes very important to cut costs associated with our college experience; we have to pay these loans back.

Tuition is a major factor in our educational costs. From just a few thousand a semester, to ten’s-of-thousands a semester, we need to be careful where and what we are going into; how serious we are about being educated.

The income potential of those who have a college degree is worth the investment. Usatoday.com in an article titled; Amount of Schooling affects earning potential states; “…if you are a high school student thinking about college, consider this: Someone with a bachelor’s degree earns nearly $1 million more over his or her lifetime than a high school graduate. A Census Bureau survey released Thursday shows a college graduate can expect to earn $2.1 million working full-time between ages 25 and 64, which demographers call a typical work-life period. A master’s degree-holder is projected to earn $2.5 million, while someone with a professional degree, such as a doctor or lawyer, could make even more — $4.4 million.”

Yet, a story by usnews.com, titled; Going to College Is a Mistake for Many, talking about college education states; “…about 40 percent do not make it through a four-year bachelor’s degree program in even six years. Others who major in subjects with low vocational demands often have trouble getting jobs. For many years, we have turned out more college graduates than the growth in the number of jobs in the technical, managerial, and professional areas where college graduates historically want to work. Therefore, we now have nearly 80,000 bartenders and taxi drivers with bachelor’s degrees. One estimate is that 1 in 3 college graduates has a job historically performed by those with a high school diploma or the equivalent.”

For those that are serious about a college education I’ve done some research on tuition prices here in Utah, they are:

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