Agreed. I thought it was helpful in terms of connecting the "x % of the students receive pell grants" to the salary data.
Also I thought the "middle-income" tuition average was interesting. It's these folks that will be the ones taking loans out, and will be swayed away from Georgetown by full scholarship offers from very good but not as prestigious schools, as well as all state schools. The salary data is what may convince these students to choose Georgetown.
Not that this student could have afforded to attend Georgetown without taking out way too many loans, but the outcome of her decision is far from surprising even if she technically could have afforded to attend.
[Full disclosure, my sister - who sent this to me - also chose the Fordham Honors Program over Georgetown and received an excellent education on her way to becoming a Fulbright Scholar! I for one was jealous of her small classes and interactions with professors. Because she knew even then that she didn't want to go into finance, consulting or law, and probably will eventually go to grad school, this decision made sense for her. That said, their career services office was beyond useless for her and her opportunities post-graduation (even as a Fulbright) were far more limited. Prestige still matters, but you have to weigh a lot more factors these days.]
"The Duke [win] was nice; this one is nicer. This is Georgetown-Syracuse; that's what it is all about." - JTIII