Graduates’ degrees boost lifetime income by £100,000

The average graduate will earn £100,000 more over their working life than people with A-levels who choose not to go into higher education, the government claims.

The Department for Innovation Universities and Skills revealed the six-figure sum difference to coincide with this year’s A-level results, in an effort to entice more people to go to university, and increase the nation’s skills base.

The department’s spokesman said: “Going to university or college can help school leavers fulfil their potential and set themselves up for success in their future careers. Higher Education is one of the most important investments a young person can make.”




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