The returns of a Tulane education are worth the cost. In terms of straight financial return, earning power is higher for the holders of a degree or certificate from an internationally respected institution. A Tulane degree is also a valuable asset for those who choose to go on to a graduate or professional school. Tulane is committed to the philosophy that good students should not be denied access simply because of monetary constraints.
According to national statistics, those with a bachelor's degree, on average, earn 75% more in their working lifetimes than those with only a high school diploma and about a third more than those who hold an associate degree. Those with associate's degrees receive about a third more than those whose formal education stopped after high school graduation.