Majority of senior English university students would have balked at £9,000 fee, survey finds

April 27, 2011

In a survey of over 12,500 final-year undergraduate students at 24 English universities, some 51% of respondents said they would have been put off pursuing a degree if they had faced the maximum tuition fee level of £9,000, while a third said they would not have gone to university if fees had been set at £6,000. According to the survey, students who attended state schools were much more likely to be put off attending university by high tuition fees than students who were privately educated. Other groups found to be at a significant risk of being dissuaded from pursuing a degree on grounds of cost include female students, those with 3 "B" grades or less at A level, those studying languages or arts and humanities subjects, and those from Northern England. Times Higher Education