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Distribution of Total Undergraduate Debt

Did you know that 25 percent of students who graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a private four-year college or university had no debt from their college education? And nearly half of all grads from private colleges finished their degrees with less than $20,000 in debt? You also might be surprised that on average, grads from private institutions finish college with only a little more debt—$4,375—than grads from public institutions do.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2013, National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, 2011-12 (NPSAS:12), Analysis by the Council of Independent Colleges.