Report: Georgia students leave college with about $28,000 in debt
Rebecca Liebman, founder of a financial literacy site for millennials called LearnLux, pays for an iced coffee with her discover credit card at Triangle coffee in Boston, Aug. 12, 2016. Building a credit history holds less appeal for young Americans who had trouble paying off student loans and saw their families’ struggles during the financial crisis. (Katherine Taylor/The New York Times)
More than six in 10 Georgia students have some form of debt, the Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access and Success found.
Georgia ranked 24th nationally in student loan debt, the report found.
For Ga. graduates, college costs continue
Students who graduated from college in Georgia have, on average, about $28,000 in student loan debt, according to a report released by the Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access and Success. Here’s a breakdown of the average debt for students who graduated in the 2014-15 school year.
Eric Stirgus joined The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2001. He currently writes about higher education and has assisted in the newsroom’s COVID-19 vaccine coverage. Born and raised in Brooklyn, N.Y., Eric is active in the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the Education Writers Association and enjoys mentoring aspiring journalists.