U.S. businesses are spending billions of dollars educating their employees, yet remarkably, most companies have done little to measure the impact of these investments.

As with any strategic initiative, it is crucial to be able to measure the performance of tuition assistance programs. Through a careful analysis of expenditures at 27 corporations across nine industries, EdAssist, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL), and Bellevue University's Human Capital Lab share benchmarks of the real cost of continuing education. This information can help companies realize the value of aligning tuition assistance with organizational goals.

This detailed report includes case studies exploring how organizations are able to apply a goals-based approach to estimating costs and to assess the full cost of a degree. The report goes on to provide a detailed analysis of tuition costs across popular courses of study.