Graduate prospects on the decline?

Aug 11 2004 by Brian Amble Print This Article

The earning potential of graduates is falling, calling into question the government's obsession with increase the number of university students.

According to a story in the Times, research by Peter Elias, of the Institute of Employment Research at Warwick University demonstrates a fall in the value of a degree.

"The results, together with the latest prediction that average graduate debt will rise to about £26,000 by 2007, will challenge the Governmentís target that up to 50 per cent of school-leavers should attend university by 2010," the Times claims.

The Times | Graduates find salaries are not as high as their hopes