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Value of Education

See how parents are preparing for the cost of their child’s education

The price of success

The Value of Education is HSBC’s global study into education trends, examining parents’ hopes and fears for their children’s education, and their attitudes and behaviors towards funding. This year’s survey also explores students’ own experiences while studying.

Key Findings


the average amount students say they spend over the course of a degree



of students are working in paid employment while studying



of parents stopped or reduced their leisure activities to support their child’s university education



of parents believe computer programming is a necessary skill in today’s world


Reproduced with permission from The Value of Education, The price of success, published in 2018 by HSBC Holdings plc.

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