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Trends in debt for bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduation: 1994, 2001, and 2009. Web tables (NCES 2013-156)

Citation

Woo, J., & Matthews, M. L. (2012). Trends in debt for bachelor's degree recipients a year after graduation: 1994, 2001, and 2009. Web tables (NCES 2013-156). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This report presents a comprehensive set of tables about the debt of recent college graduates for three cohorts of bachelor’s degree recipients spanning a 15-year period. Tables feature statistics on loan repayment, further educational pursuits, and employment status of first-time bachelor’s degree recipients who graduated in 1992–93, 1999–2000, and 2007–08. Borrowing and debt detail includes the percentage of college graduates who borrowed, the cumulative amount borrowed to obtain a bachelor’s degree, repayment status after 1 year, average amounts owed, average monthly payments, and debt burden for all three cohorts. Tables also present information about subsequent enrollment in post-bachelor’s education, participation in the labor market, including K-12 teaching, and annual salary. Lastly, tables present graduates’ debt status relative to their living arrangements, (with parents, own or rent residence), family formation, and whether borrowers had a spouse also repaying loans. All tables are broken out by key demographic, enrollment, and employment characteristics.