Marks Sattin research has found that more than a third of accountants wouldn't have gone to university today.
If faced with today’s costs, only 40% of accountancy and finance professionals would have gone to university.
The coalition’s increase of university tuition fees to £9,000 per year means the cost of doing a three year course – including fees, loans and the opportunity cost of not being in work – now stands at £88,700.
When accountancy and finance recruiter Marks Sattin asked 409 accountants whether they would have chosen to go to university if it had cost as much as it does today, only 40% said they would.
Currently, new accountancy and finance graduates earn an average salary of just under £25,000, which means it would take more than three and a half years to earn enough to cover the cost of their higher education.
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