English students pay world’s highest tuition fees

Students in England now pay, on average, the highest university tuition fees in the world, around six times more than those studying in Switzerland and Italy, and fees could rise even higher after it was announced universities could decide how much they charge if they can prove they offer good-quality teaching, writes Lucy Sherriff for The Huffington Post.

England topped the list, published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, for the first time – beating even the United States. The report is the first to analyse and compare data after the fee cap in England was increased to £9,000 (US$13,600) in 2012. The US had the second highest average fees at around £5,300 (US$8,000) – although Ivy League universities still charge significantly more than institutions in the UK.

The proposals, announced by Universities Minister Jo Johnson, were described as a "direct assault on the rights of students" by the National Campaign Against Fees and Cuts group.
Full report on The Huffington Post site