Re-Evaluating University Degrees

Re-Evaluating University Degrees

An acceptance letter to a university undergraduate degree program is generally seen as the most successful conclusion to high school. I’m not trying to say that getting accepted to university is insignificant or that it isn’t a sign of success. What I’m suggesting is that it isn’t necessarily a given that every undergraduate degree is a smart investment in one’s future.

With any investment, we’re open that over time, we will see an increase in value. For a university degree to be a successful investment, graduates want to see a boost in earning potential greater than the cost of the degree, lost wages (income you could have earned instead of being in school), and value for the time spent in class and studying.

Graduates want to see a boost in earning potential greater than the cost of the degree, lost wages and value for the time spent in class and studying.

 

How much does it cost to go to University

According to an April 2018 article by Maclean’s, the average Canadian student spends $9,300 per year if they are living at home.  Students who move away for their undergraduate degree tend to spend more than double, spending closer to $20,000 per year.

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