Study finds university graduates earn more than college, trade school grads

August 28, 2009

A new study by researchers from Ryerson University and the University of Guelph finds that a university degree may reap greater financial rewards for graduates than college or trade school credentials. Based on Statistics Canada data, the study finds that university graduates earned, on average, 20% more than those with a college education. Men with a college education made 14% more money than males who finished high school only. Women who graduated from college earned, on average, 21% more than females with a high school education. Ryerson News Release