Student debt soaring

2003

According to a survey by NatWest Bank, the average level of graduate debt has risen by nearly a half over the past year. The research showed that debt-ridden graduated are returning to family home after leaving university as nearly a fifth of students say they cannot see a way out of debt for at least ten years after graduating.

Although debt figures look scary, almost three-quarters of graduates do not regret the experience as they see it as a worthwhile investment and just over half were not worried about their debts.

BBC News Online | Student debt 'soaring'