Median student debt owed upon graduation in the United States in 2012, by institution type (in U.S. dollars)

  Median debt in U.S. dollars
Public college 18,680$
Private college 24,460$
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This graph shows recent university graduates responses to a survey question about how much debt they had after graduating from their degree. The results are differentiated by the type of institution attended. Students attending public colleges reported a median debt of 18,680 U.S. dollars.

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http://www.statista.com/statistics/235222/median-student-debt-in-the-us-by-institution-type/