Student Survey

AP-Supported Degrees Deliver Strong Returns for Graduates

Findings of Ipsos/Academic Partnerships ROI Survey

Results of 2023 Ipsos/Academic Partnerships ROI Survey

Academic Partnerships commissioned one of the world’s leading research firms, Ipsos, to survey graduates of AP-supported programs in relation to student return on investment (ROI).

The survey found that recent graduates of AP-supported programs averaged double-digit salary increases, a short tuition payback period of 1.2 years, and overwhelmingly affirmed the value of their degrees.

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Summary of Results

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Quotes from student respondents:

“I’ve been promoted twice. I make more than $20k over what I made previously. I am finally in a position I absolutely love and still have another step or two I can rise.”

-F, 30-39, Education, Arkansas State University

“It allowed me to pursue my dream position as a CNS, and I have also been able to teach with a master’s degree which was not open to me prior to my degree.”

-F, 30-39, Nursing, Northern Kentucky University

“My degree cost a little over $25k, and my salary has increased $40k/year.”

-M, 40-49, Business, Southern Oregon University

“I increased my salary over $25k annually within 12 months of completing the program, I expect more increases to follow as time goes on. The degree has already paid for itself and then some.”

-M, 30-39, Business, SE Oklahoma State