So, let's look at the facts that cannot be disputed. In the United Kingdom, the University of Cambridge published a study that shows private school graduates earn more
(Cambridge University, 2014). So, in the United Kingdom, evidence seems to suggest that private school graduates earn more than public school graduates. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that the quality of the education is different from a public school. An article from one of my sources in regards to the UK states:
Cambridge University wrote:Arguably this might be expected, say the researchers, as some of the higher earnings of graduates who attended private schools is down to the fact that they have better A-level grades and this in turn enables them to go on to attend more prestigious universities and study subjects which tend to be more highly rewarded.
But once the researchers analysed graduates who went to the same university to study the same subject and who left with the same degree class, those who went to private schools still earn an average of 7% more three and a half years after graduation.
Amongst graduates from the same backgrounds, who studied the same subject in the same university, and who went into the same occupation, those from private schools still earn 6% more, on average, than those from state schools.
(Cambridge University, 2014)
Now, I have seen this sort of thing at my local military installation where graduates of the private school earned more money and got generous sign on bonuses in return for several years working for the government that many (though not necessarily all) public school graduates might not get. That's here in the United States and not the United Kingdom.
So, according to National Association of Independent Schools and Gallup private school graduates before
enrolling for college are more likely to gain admission into college (whether that is a public university or private university is another story) (Study International Staff, 2019). The British Educational Research Journal in 2017 also indicated that private school graduates are likely to command higher salaries (Study International Staff, 2019). A quote from the article by the Study International Staff states:
Study International Staff wrote:“It is commonly conjectured that the broader curriculum that private schools are able to deliver, coupled with the peer pressures of a partially segregated section of society, help to inculcate cultural capital, including some key ‘noncognitive’ attributes,” the researchers wrote.
As a result, they command a wage premium that goes as high as 35 percent for males at age 42 and 21 percent for females. This is after allowing for differences in family backgrounds. The research also found that they are usually in jobs that require significantly greater leadership skills, greater work intensity and offer greater organisational participation/
(Study International Staff, 2019)
Also according to Business Insider, private school is determining tomorrows millionaires (Bigham, 2014). That being said, my research indicates that the quality
of education might not necessarily
be better at a private university as opposed to a public school but the degrees are more marketable and do command a higher salary from a properly accredited private university (Patel, 2019). Interestingly enough, I have discovered that MIT here in the US known for it's computer science program is a private university and one of the top computer science schools in the nation (Patel, 2019). I had always thought MIT was a public university until I started doing some research into this topic. My particular private university is known for business and it's cyber-security programs, so it is very focused on doing well in both of those areas. So, that's what some of my research has un-earthed from various resources. References
Cambridge University. (2014, October 31). Graduates who went to private schools earn more than graduates who did not, finds study. Retrieved December 1, 2019, from https://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/gra ... inds-study
Study International Staff. (2019, September 3). Private school benefits: What reports & research have to say. Retrieved December 1, 2019, from https://www.studyinternational.com/news ... e-schools/
Bigham, J. (2014, October 30). Private School Is Determining Tomorrow's Millionaires. Retrieved December 1, 2019 from https://www.businessinsider.com/private ... ?r=US&IR=T
Patel, J. (2019, January 2). Should I Go to a Public University or Private College?. Retrieved December 1, 2019, from https://www.niche.com/blog/should-i-go- ... e-college/
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