Share of adults who say student loan debt not worth it by debt amount U.S. 2019

According to a survey of U.S. adults in 2019, 66 percent of respondents who had student loan debt totaling from 20,000 to under 35,000 U.S. dollars reported that taking on student loan debt was not worth it. 100 percent of respondents with 200,000 to under 250,000 U.S. dollars of debt said the same.

Share of adults who believe their student loan debt was not worth it in the United States in 2019, by student debt amount

Worth itNot worth itDon't know/no opinion
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Sources

Release date

October 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

September 24 to 26, 2019

Number of respondents

397 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

Total sample size was 2,200 respondents.
Original question: "Thinking about your current financial situation, was taking on student loan debt worth it for you, or not worth it?"

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