As many as 90 per cent of Langley Grade 12 students surveyed last year indicated they planned to attend college or university. In the end

Grades, finances prove greatest hurdles to post-secondary plans

Ninety per cent of Langley high school students hoped to pursue university or college last year, but only about half did, survey shows

A whopping 90 per cent of Langley graduates said they intended to go on to study at a post secondary institution last year, but in the end only 50 per cent actually did.

That information is according to the latest grad exit survey conducted by the Langley School District.

Students responded that the biggest barriers were high costs and poor marks.

The district has been conducting grad exit surveys since 2009.

The results of last year’s survey show that most grads still choose to attend the University of the Fraser Valley and Kwantlen Polytechnic University, followed SFU and UBC.

Because Trinity Western University is a private school, it isn’t included in the survey, but Superintendent of Schools Suzanne Hoffman said there are around 30 students who choose TWU each year.

BCIT is not included in the survey.

Tuitions vary greatly depending on the college or university.