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Financial benefits of good university grades

Analysis of the impact of different degree classifications on the earnings returns of graduates.

This research looks at:

  • how the distribution of degree classifications awarded changed between 1999 and 2015
  • the estimated benefit to an individual’s earnings at age 30 when they receive a first class degree over an upper second class
  • the penalty for receiving a lower second class or third class degree

This is broken down by subject and into provider groupings, based on average selectivity.

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