I've written before about how I was about $28,000 in debt when I graduated college, who motivated me to pay it all off, how you can get more college scholarships, and how student loan interest works, but I want to hear from you in the comments about how much debt you graduated (or expect to graduate) with. In the same vein, below is an infographic from Mint.com I recently came across that shows:
- What percent of students graduate with debt from school.
- How much average debt students from each state are burdened with.
- How student debt has now eclipsed credit cards in the U.S. as the biggest category of debt.
The craziest stat for me on the infographic is that the average amount of debt that students graduate with grew over $4,000 from 2004 to 2008.
So now, I want to hear from you.
How much debt did you graduate college with?
(I'm not bringing this topic up to start a political discussion, but for the first step down THAT rabbit hole, check out this Student Loan Scheme post infographic over at Man Vs. Debt from CollegeScholarships.org and the discussion in the comments there.)