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Monday, June 20, 2016

Are There Too Many People Going To University? (UK)

Are There Too Many People Going to University?

Lewis Gregory | June 19, 2016

It's one of the most frequently debated issues in higher education, but the debate over student numbers is unlikely to go away any time soon. 
Record numbers of students are entering university each year and following the removal of the cap on university places, the Government has predicted that this trend is likely to continue.
Just shy of 410,000 students were accepted into university by midnight on Results Day last summer, an increase of around 13,000 from 2014.

"Many jobs require some skills but not a 4-year college degree. There's a lack of qualified workers available for vocational jobs like electricians..." Source:

<more at; related articles and links: (Record number of first-class degrees awarded to students. New figures from the Higher Education and Statistics Agency reveal that nearly one in four students are now awarded the top degree. January 14, 2016) and (Where Are All the High-School Grads Going? More Americans are getting their diplomas—but fewer are enrolling in college. Why the mismatch? January 11, 2016)>

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