U.S. student loan borrowers' debt levels, private four-year colleges 2005-2021

Average amount of debt per borrower at private nonprofit four-year colleges and universities in the United States from 2005/06 to 2020/21

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Release date

October 2022


United States

Survey time period

2005/2006 to 2020/2021

Supplementary notes

Per borrower, shows the average amount of debt amongst bachelor's degree recipients who had taken student loans. The average per all bachelor degree recipients includes those who graduated without any student debts.

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