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Attending an elite university appears to play a comparatively small role in determining a graduate’s starting salary. Shutterstock

Does it pay to graduate from an ‘elite’ university? Not as much as you’d think

Attending an elite university plays a small role in an undergraduate’s starting salary compared to other factors, such as high ATAR, the field of study they chose and the region in which they work.
Is it realistic to say graduates gain a million-dollar advantage over non-graduates? Shutterstock

Million-dollar degree pay-offs: how real are they?

The main reason given for planned subsidy cuts to university courses has been that, with a degree, graduates will earn “a million dollars more”. Figure 1 shows how the May Budget compared graduate incomes…
Next step the world of work… but how much are the guys getting? Nottingham Trent University

Men earn £2,000 more than women within six months of graduating

The gender pay gap between women and men graduates has long been an indicator of pay disparities later along the career path. New data released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency has shown there…

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