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 (333 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing149 votes (45%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)91 votes (27%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)38 votes (11%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing27 votes (8%)
No it's a total waste of money28 votes (8%)
I'm aged under 25 and HAVEN'T been to uni (108 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing15 votes (14%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)29 votes (27%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)8 votes (7%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing32 votes (30%)
No it's a total waste of money24 votes (22%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 and AM AT/WENT TO uni (1318 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing577 votes (44%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)423 votes (32%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)96 votes (7%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing147 votes (11%)
No it's a total waste of money75 votes (6%)
I'm aged 25 to 34 and HAVEN'T been to uni (219 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing40 votes (18%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)46 votes (21%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)25 votes (11%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing78 votes (36%)
No it's a total waste of money30 votes (14%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 and AM AT/WENT TO uni (1395 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing597 votes (43%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)501 votes (36%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)79 votes (6%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing154 votes (11%)
No it's a total waste of money64 votes (5%)
I'm aged 35 to 49 and HAVEN'T been to uni (416 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing98 votes (24%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)104 votes (25%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)48 votes (12%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing123 votes (30%)
No it's a total waste of money43 votes (10%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 and AM AT/WENT TO uni (808 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing392 votes (49%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)253 votes (31%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)47 votes (6%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing90 votes (11%)
No it's a total waste of money26 votes (3%)
I'm aged 50 to 64 and HAVEN'T been to uni (523 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing140 votes (27%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)132 votes (25%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)44 votes (8%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing155 votes (30%)
No it's a total waste of money52 votes (10%)
I'm aged 65+ and AM AT/WENT TO uni (289 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing130 votes (45%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)104 votes (36%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)14 votes (5%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing31 votes (11%)
No it's a total waste of money10 votes (3%)
I'm aged 65+ and HAVEN'T been to uni (313 votes)
Yes it's life AND earnings-enhancing60 votes (19%)
Yes it's life-enhancing (but not particularly earnings-enhancing)71 votes (23%)
Yes it's earnings-enhancing (but not particularly life-enhancing)27 votes (9%)
No it's not particularly life or earnings-enhancing107 votes (34%)
No it's a total waste of money48 votes (15%)

                   5,722 votes received.

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