UIU rated third best College Risk-Reward Indicator in Iowa

Upper Iowa University has the third highest (best) College Risk-Reward Indicator (CRRI) value in Iowa, according to LendEDU. The report also ranked UIU 76th for value among all private schools in the nation. As part of the study, risk was defined as the average student loan debt per graduate. Likewise, reward was defined as the average early career pay or the median salary for alumni within five years of experience. Full report.

LendEDU (pronounced Lend E-D-U) estimated the average debt per UIU graduate at just $12,948. Meanwhile, the average early career pay for UIU alumni within five years of graduation was approximately $40,400. According to LendEDU, six out of 10 students nationwide graduated with student loan debt last year, with the average borrower holding around $28,400. In addition, over 10 percent of federal student loan borrowers are in default and millions more are currently deferring payments.

LendEDU is a marketplace for student loans and student loan refinance. LendEDU was created to help student loan borrowers find transparency in the financial marketplace without damaging their credit.

About Upper Iowa University Founded in 1857, Upper Iowa University is a private, nonprofit university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs to about 5,200 students–nationally and internationally–at its Fayette campus, 21 U.S. locations, as well as a location in Hong Kong. Upper Iowa University is a recognized innovator in offering accredited, quality programs through flexible, multiple delivery systems, including online and self-paced degree program. With a focus on developing leaders and lifelong learners, UIU provides dual enrollment programs for high school students as well as continuing education and professional development opportunities for learners of any age. For more information, visit uiu.edu.

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