Is a degree earnings-enhancing and life-enhancing?MoneySaving Poll Results

Souk

The debate about the cost and value of university rumbles on, so we want to test your ‘big picture’ view. Imagine you were telling a bright 18-year old about whether they should go or not.

In general is getting a degree earnings-enhancing and life-enhancing?



Results

I'm aged under 25 and AM AT/WENT TO uni (518 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing242 votes (47%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)138 votes (27%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)37 votes (7%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing62 votes (12%)
No – it's a total waste of money39 votes (8%)
I'm aged under 25 and HAVEN'T been to uni (104 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing20 votes (19%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)23 votes (22%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)9 votes (9%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing38 votes (37%)
No – it's a total waste of money14 votes (13%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 and AM AT/WENT TO uni (1881 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing757 votes (40%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)627 votes (33%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)141 votes (7%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing247 votes (13%)
No – it's a total waste of money109 votes (6%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 and HAVEN'T been to uni (342 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing40 votes (12%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)71 votes (21%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)28 votes (8%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing132 votes (39%)
No – it's a total waste of money71 votes (21%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 and AM AT/WENT TO uni (2069 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing881 votes (43%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)647 votes (31%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)131 votes (6%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing323 votes (16%)
No – it's a total waste of money87 votes (4%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 and HAVEN'T been to uni (744 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing145 votes (19%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)180 votes (24%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)65 votes (9%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing272 votes (37%)
No – it's a total waste of money82 votes (11%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 and AM AT/WENT TO uni (1125 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing517 votes (46%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)382 votes (34%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)60 votes (5%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing137 votes (12%)
No – it's a total waste of money29 votes (3%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 and HAVEN'T been to uni (905 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing242 votes (27%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)225 votes (25%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)86 votes (10%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing278 votes (31%)
No – it's a total waste of money74 votes (8%)
I'm aged 65+ and AM AT/WENT TO uni (355 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing167 votes (47%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)126 votes (35%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)17 votes (5%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing38 votes (11%)
No – it's a total waste of money7 votes (2%)
I'm aged 65+ and HAVEN'T been to uni (408 votes)
Yes – it's life AND earnings-enhancing72 votes (18%)
Yes – it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)115 votes (28%)
Yes – it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)27 votes (7%)
No – it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing150 votes (37%)
No – it's a total waste of money44 votes (11%)

                   8,451 votes received.

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