Cumulative Debt: Sector of Bachelor’s Degree Recipients by Debt Level

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Among students who first enrolled in 2003-04 and earned bachelor's degrees by 2009, 2% had last attended for-profit institutions. Among those who had borrowed more than $75,000, 18% had last attended for-profit institutions.

Figure 2012_11B: Sector Last Attended, as of 2009, Among Bachelor’s Degree Recipients Who First Enrolled in 2003-04, by Total Amount Borrowed (and Overall Percentage of Students in Debt Category)
Notes & Sources 

NOTE: Percentages in the parentheses on the vertical axis correspond to percentage of all students with specified level of debt.

SOURCES: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study (BPS), 2009; calculations by the authors.

  • Among students who first enrolled in 2003-04 and earned bachelor's degrees by 2009, 65% had last attended public four-year institutions. Among those who had borrowed $75,000 or more, 28% had last attended an institution in this sector.