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Top universities 'lead to higher paid graduate jobs'
Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Graduate Job sector Reports
Attending a top university can "significantly" boost someone's earning power, according to new research.
In news which might be of interest to those looking for graduate jobs, a study by the London School of Economics reveals that people who obtain a degree from the best 25 per cent of universities in the UK will earn ten to 16 per cent more than those who go to an establishment in the lowest quarter, reports the Guardian.
"There is a significant premium to attending a high-quality university over an average university in terms of the wages that graduates can command in the labour market," the report stated.
This indicates that people would get paid more for graduate jobs even if they had achieved the same results and had the same family backgrounds, the study added.
Recently, the Independent reported that an increasing number of people are studying for a Masters of Business Administration degree, despite the fact they already hold a postgraduate qualification.