Access to university education

Nov 4, 2014

Q. It has been claimed that deregulation of university fees will enable universities to create more scholarships for financially disadvantaged students. Overall, do you think deregulating university fees will increase or decrease access to a university education?

 

Total

 

Vote Labor

Vote Lib/Nat

Vote Greens

Vote other

Total increase

22%

21%

29%

9%

19%

Total decrease

44%

54%

29%

74%

43%

Increase a lot

9%

12%

8%

3%

11%

Increase a little

13%

9%

21%

6%

8%

Make no difference

18%

14%

27%

8%

18%

Decrease a little

15%

13%

18%

15%

13%

Decrease a lot

29%

41%

11%

59%

30%

Don’t know

16%

11%

15%

10%

19%

 

44% think that deregulating university fees will decrease access to a university education and 22% think it will increase access. 18% think it will make no difference.

Those most likely to think access will decrease were aged 18-24 (57%) and those with a university degree (53%).