The value of completing a bachelor degree

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This interactive data report compares completing higher education students with non-completing students looking at basic 5 year income, welfare and health outcomes for the 5 years after study.


The study used linked and de-identified data to follow a cohort of bachelor degree students commencing in 2005 who either completed from 2007 – 2010 or did not complete. The cohort was split by gender and field of education.

This report complements and extends Higher Education statistics and Graduate Outcome Survey data by using tax, health and welfare data linked to student data via the Multi-Agency Data Integration Project.