Some form of PSE needed to "get along" in society, OISE survey finds

March 25, 2010

In a new survey from the University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 68% of those surveyed think some form of higher education is needed to "get along" in this society. 37% believe that people have more education than their jobs require, compared to 24% who think that people have too little education related to their jobs. 72% think university graduates outnumber jobs available. However, 57% of respondents disagree that the number of students admitted to PSE programs should be based primarily on the availability of jobs for graduates. On the subject of access to PSE, 75% think students from low-income families have a worse chance of entering higher education than those from high-income families. 55% believe Aboriginal students and 28% think black students are less likely to undertake PSE than white students. uToronto News | Read the survey