Publication | March 21, 2019

First Comes Diploma, Then Comes Debt. Unequal Debt Burdens among University of California Undergraduates

A new report from the University of California Student Association and The Institute for College Access & Success finds that the lowest income University of California (UC) bachelor’s degree recipients were the most likely to leave school with student loan debt to repay. Students of color are also paying the price; while overall 50 percent of dependent 2017-18 UC bachelor’s degree recipients had incurred student debt, two in three dependent African-American and Chicano/Latino graduates did compared to 40 percent of their White peers.