Class of 2017 Four-Year Graduates’ Average Student Debt Is $28,650
Disparities in student loan burdens and defaults need increased attention

September 19, 2018
The Institute for College Access & Success

New data show that the average student debt for college graduates continues to climb but at a slower pace, according to a report released by the Institute for College Access & Success. Nationally, about two in three (65 percent) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2017 had student loan debt. These borrowers owed an average of $28,650, 1 percent higher than the 2016 average.