Class of 2010 Graduates Who Borrowed Took Out an Average of About $25,250 in Loans

Students who earned their bachelor's degrees in 2010 and borrowed to help pay for their education graduated with an estimated average of $25,250 in student loans, says a report released Thursday by the Project on Student Debt. About two-thirds of graduates had borrowed, the report says. The report, "Student Debt and the Class of 2010," considers the debt levels only of students who earned their degrees from public and private nonprofit four-year institutions, because the group does not have access to enough data on the debt of graduates from for-profits.

Class of 2010 Graduates Who Borrowed Took Out an Average of About $25,250 in Loans