The student debt crisis in the U.S.

A Statista DossierPlus on the cost of higher education in the United States


The borrowers

  • The number of debtors
  • The high cost of college
  • Rising debt

The loans
  • Market size
  • Types of loans
  • Repayment
  • Default

Responsibility and solutions
  • Who is responsible?
  • Solutions
  • Is it worth it?

Impact of COVID-19
  • Forbearance
  • An increase in debt
  • Student debt cancellation


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