The majority of Ontarians rank universities highly for their contributions to society in the form of research, science and health care, according to a recent survey by the Council of Ontario Universities.
Universities scored highly for how they benefit the province; 88 per cent of Ontarians ranked universities’ contributions as important, just behind hospitals at 92 per cent, and elementary and high schools at 90 per cent.
Eighty-seven per cent of those surveyed believe that students benefit greatly from attending university.
Of those respondents who attended university, 83 per cent said their education played a role in their career success and almost half said it contributed greatly. Ninety-four per cent said their children were likely to apply to or attend university.
To read more about the survey, visit http://www.cou.on.ca/news/media-releases/cou/ontarians-view-universities-as-essential,-just-beh.