While this online tool provides a valid and reliable measure of the individual economic benefits of a college degree, it is important that users of this tool are aware there are limitations to what can be inferred from the data provided:
- Earnings data are not provided for graduates employed outside of Texas.
- Earnings data are not provided for graduates who are self-employed.
- After graduation some students will choose to continue their education at a graduate level.
- Data provided are earnings at the identified point in time and may not represent long-term income prospects.
- Individuals have different strengths and goals and these will have influence over earnings after graduation.
- A degree or award has a value beyond earnings.
- Earnings and the job market do vary across the state; therefore, the location of employment may contribute to salary variances. Other factors may include age of graduates and work-related experience.
Data sources: THECB& TWC