One person in five who receives university education becomes a millionaire, according to official figures. Twenty per cent of all adults who hold at least one university degree — more than two million people — now have wealth totalling at least £1 million, data from the Office for National Statistics show. The total number of millionaires in Britain has risen by 50 per cent in four years despite the recent financial crisis. This positive statistic is especially present in London universities.
The figure is steadily rising and goes to show that the worth of higher education has never been higher!
Furthermore this does not account for the mental and emotional value of university. University is different from school. The teachers are not there to read books on your behalf; nor to tell you what to think. They are there to help you think, which is completely different.
That is why so much of university life should be a waste of time. The eight-week term flies past. If, in that time, you have fallen unsuitably in love (or, even more time-wasting, suitably in love); and/or if you have been acting in a play, or improving your squash, or becoming obsessed by Swedish cinema, the likelihood is that you will not have been giving enough time to your friends. And friendship, for many people at university, is its chief glory. This is the first time in your life when you are away from home, and away from the very limited circle of school contemporaries. You could, potentially, meet anyone from any walk of life, and this, for many people, is where friendships for life are formed.
Sources: A N Wilson and James Kirkup, Telegraph