“Education Pays” Calculator: The Value of a College Education:

“Education pays,” is a tagline that is often used when discussing the reasons for attending college. Most people don’t realize just how much that investment in education is actually worth. On average, an individual with a bachelor's degree earns approximately $57,026 per year, compared to the $34,197 average yearly salary of a person with a high school degree. This calculator will calculate the difference of that value over time.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2006-2008.

Earnings and Assumptions

These series of online calculators are for educational purposes only and their accuracy is not guaranteed. The Utah Higher Education Assistance Authority (UHEAA) does not guarantee the accuracy of any information available through these online resources, and is not responsible for any errors, omissions, or misrepresentations.

These calculators do not have any relationship to or impact on any of your student loans. Information such as interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice and may impact results. All information such as interest rates, payments, etc. are estimates and should be used for general understanding and comparison only. UHEAA does not guarantee any of the information obtained from these calculators.