Average Student Loan Debt

​The average debt level of bachelor’s degree recipients at private colleges and universities has decreased to $19,900—less than the price of a modest automobile. Meanwhile, debt at public institutions continues to rise.

Average Total Student Loan Debt per Bachelor's Degree Recipient

​Source: The College Board, Trends in Student Aid 2017. Prepared by the Council of Independent Colleges. All totals are expressed in 2016 dollars.

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