Welcome to university: it is worth it…

22 Sep

There’s an analysis of university education in The Economist this week from an ROI (return on investment) perspective.

It shows all types of students still gaining a ‘graduate premium’ – except in one instance. Males with degrees in arts subjects (that would be me) can expect to earn less across a lifetime than their equivalents with just two A levels. The graduate premium continues to favour women, presumably because unskilled females are so poorly paid.

As the article goes on to say, money may be important (not least to graduates with loans to repay) – but it’s not the only reason for choosing a university education.

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