How high can fees go?

Posted on 11th February 2010 by Youth

More than half of students would be willing to pay university fees of £5,000 and one in five would be prepared to go as high as £10,000, a survey of tens of thousands of students suggests. Opinionpanel Research asked 37 000 university students what price would be so low that it would make them doubt the quality of their courses and what figure would be so high that they would rule out paying it.

The Times Higher Education wrote an article on the research which starts:

More than half of students would be willing to pay university fees of £5,000 and one in five would be prepared to go as high as £10,000, a survey of tens of thousands of students suggests.

Opinionpanel Research asked 37,000 university students what price would be so low that it would make them doubt the quality of their courses, and what figure would be so high that they would rule out paying it.

More students were prepared to pay fees of £3,000 – approximately the current level – than any other sum.

But a report on the findings by Anna Vignoles, professor of economics of education at the Institute of Education, says the results also indicate that “a reasonable number” would be willing to pay higher fees, with demand remaining “substantial” even at £7,000.

Unsurprisingly, poorer students would be less willing to pay more.

For example, if fees were £6,000, 44 per cent of students from fee-paying schools say they would not be willing to pay to study the courses they were taking, compared with 54 per cent of students from state schools.

Read the full article on the Times Higher Education website here.

 

Related Posts

Living Lens & YouthSight Enter Partnership: Living Lens Proves Ideal V...

31st October 2017

London, UK, 31st October 2017 YouthSight are delighted to announce a new partnership with the Living Lens research platform for capturing...

POSTED INNews, Press

Sodexo Launches 2017 International University Lifestyle Report...

21st September 2017

YouthSight have worked with Sodexo on their biennial University Lifestyle Survey every edition since the survey’s second outing in 2006. ...

POSTED INNews, Press

YS In The News: BBC & The Christian Institute Reports On Gambling Comm...

21st September 2017

YouthSight's recent research commissioned by the Gambling Commission on student gambling debt was featured on the BBC and The Christian Inst...

POSTED INNews, Press

Upgrade release: State Of The Youth Nation Dashboard 2017...

29th August 2017

Building on the success of the State of the Youth Nation (SYN) - our Millennial marketing tool launched in 2015, we are unveiling our new an...

POSTED INEvents, News, Press, YouthSight Blog

I believe in Xennials...

11th July 2017

If you are a Times reader, you probably saw the Xennials article in Saturday’s paper. It focused on a newly defined micro-generation that ...

POSTED INNews, Press

YS In The Press & HEPI/HEA Student Academic Experience Survey 2017...

12th June 2017
HEPI - YouthSight Youth Market Research

YouthSight has been carrying out  research for Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) since 2006. ...

POSTED INNews, Press

YS In The News: HEPI/ YouthSight Student Voting Poll In The Economist...

9th June 2017

YouthSight's student voting intention poll with The Higher Education Policy Institute - a think tank,has been featured in The Economist ...

POSTED INNews, Press

YS In The News: Poll On Student Voting Intention in 2017 General Election F...

4th May 2017

YouthSight's recent poll with HEPI on students' voting intention in the 2017 general election has been featured in The Guardian and Times Hi...

POSTED INNews, Press