Aggregate Outstanding Federal Student Loan Balances by Sector over Time

Loans issued to students enrolled in for-profit institutions increased from 13% of total outstanding student loan balances in 2003-04 to 21% in 2013-14.

Figure 2015_14B: Aggregate Outstanding Federal Student Loan Balances by Sector, 1993-94 to 2013-14, Selected Years

Figure 14B represents Aggregate Outstanding Federal Student Loan Balances by Sector, 1993-94 to 2013-14, Selected Years. For a corresponding Section 508-compliant data table, see http://trends.collegeboard.org/student-aid.

Notes & Sources 

NOTES: Based on sector in which students were enrolled at the time the first federal student loan was issued. Does not include Perkins or Parent PLUS Loan balances. Percentages may not sum to 100 because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Treasury calculations based on National Student Loan Data System.

  • Loans issued to students enrolled in for-profit institutions increased from 13% of total outstanding student loan balances in 2003-04 to 21% in 2013-14.