Impact of college debt on financial and life decisions in the U.S. 2012

This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about the impact their college debt had on their other financial and life decisions following graduation. The survey was conducted in the United States in 2012. 40 percent of graduates said that they had delayed a major purchase, such as a home or car, because of their continuing college debt.

Impact of college debt on graduates financial and life decisions in the United States in 2012

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Source

Release date

May 2012

Region

United States

Survey time period

March 21, 2012 to April 2, 2012

Number of respondents

444 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

College graduates

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The survey includes college graduates from the class of 2006 through to the class of 2011.

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