University is now just a cash cow, there isn't a need for 50% of 18-21 year olds to go, ending up with large debt and a degree that they'll not use. Over 67,000 unconditional offers last year tells you that it's all about quantity over quality. I think the figures also confirm there is a just not the need for the numbers of graduates being churned out. Even in "safe" areas such as Law there are a huge excess of graduates compared to vacancies, because of that employers get to cherry pick the very best from the best universities and can also suppress wages knowing that there are plenty more fish in the sea. I think the figures also stated that there were over 9,000 people doing Forensic science degrees currently. There are only 5,000 people working in that field in the country and they're not all retiring tomorrow. Universities confirm number of graduates in employment in their prospectus, they do not confirm how many are in employment in the field they studied. Until numbers reduce, I'm not sure that it's fair to ask for it to be free. Maybe free or reduce in the areas where there is a severe knowledge debt?