Time to Trumpet a College Education

November 30, 2006

A survey of more than 21,000 Ontario grade 11 and 12 students, conducted by Queen's University on behalf of ACAATO, found that high school students are "more tuned into the benefits of a university degree than a college diploma or degree," because they don't understand the payback of college or apprenticeship programs, which are currently delivered in a "fragmented and confused system." The study also found that more than half of Ontario parents expect their children to go to university, when actually only one-third do so. Not surprisingly, grade averages play a major role in students' educational choices. Queen's news