The ‘value’ of a degree is academic and vocational

As the Government’s review of Post-18 Tertiary Education moves forward, we continue to deliberate about the value, the benefit and the returns from higher education. The level of tuition fees have, in particular, thrown this matter into sharp relief. There are, of course, many measures that can be used to assess value, benefit or return. But an important one for prospective students is what happens next to those who successfully graduate. If graduates from one course do well, applicants to it will follow in their footsteps. Or so it goes. Understanding the destinations of university graduates (and how much they earn) has become a business in its own right. Read More.