PSE is all about the job, student survey finds

August 21, 2012

According to a survey of 1,180 Grade 10 and 11 students in Ontario, tomorrow's PSE students are decidedly job-focused today. Nearly 60% of respondents planning to attend university and 70% planning to attend college say their top reason is "to prepare for a specific job or career." "To get a good job" is the top rationale for 58% of university-bound and 75% of college-bound respondents. 40% of university-bound and 13% of college-bound students cite "increasing my knowledge" as their top reason for pursuing PSE. In addition to their focus on jobs, more than 85% of respondents are concerned or very concerned about debt: having sufficient funds to pay for their education and their ability to repay PSE debt. HEQCO News Release