UK Higher Education:

Which has the Highest Graduate Salary?


Choosing a university or college to go to is one of the hardest decisions to make, especially if you factor in where you attend higher education can have an impact on your earning potential once you graduate and later on in life too.

Whilst, there are often discussions around what each higher education course can offer, such as the location you’ll be studying in and the overall facilities, others prefer to look at what each provider has achieved and that desired ‘red brick’ university status. Yet, consideration should also be given to how employable you will be as a graduate once you’ve completed your degree or course, as well as the salary you can earn once you’ve graduated too. After all, many graduates will want to ensure that their earning potential meets their expectations.

higher education salary infographic

This year there was a record number of 18-year-olds in England who applied for a place at university, figures from UCAS reveal. The statistics show 236,350 school leavers (40% in total) had applied, 3,970 more than in 2018. Over the course of a lifetime, estimates suggest women can expect to earn about £250,000 more if they have a degree, while the figure is roughly £170,000 for men, but how does this compare depending on the higher education provider?

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