Graduates are sold ‘myth’ of higher earnings

Nicholas Hellen cites our Earning by Degrees report.

Students who do not study for degrees such as medicine, dentistry or technology or go to Oxbridge or a select group of top universities cannot expect the £100,000 “graduate premium” in lifetime earnings that was promised by the government, a new report says.

The Intergenerational Foundation (IF), a group that campaigns for fairness between generations, has found that many students — who could graduate with fee and maintenance loan debts of up to £53,000 — will not boost their earnings at all.


Research from the Sutton Trust shows that Oxbridge graduates enjoy an average starting salary of £25,582. Those from the top 30 universities average £21,031, while the mean starting salary for those from the less selective post 1992 universities was £18,009.

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2017-05-19T12:05:17+01:00July 31st, 2016|Categories: In the News|