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ERIC Number: ED484560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 22
Debt Burden: A Comparison of 1992-93 and 1999-2000 Bachelor's Degree Recipients a Year After Graduating. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports. NCES 2005-170
National Center for Education Statistics
This report compares the borrowing patterns of two cohorts of bachelor's degree recipients and examines their debt burdens (defined as monthly payments as a percentage of monthly salary income) a year after they graduated, using data from the 1993/94 and 2000/01 Baccalaureate and Beyond Studies. The participants in these studies were first interviewed as part of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Studies conducted in 1992-93 and 1999-2000, which are based on nationally representative samples of students enrolled in postsecondary education and are designed to provide detailed information on how students and their families pay for college. The following sections are included in this report: (1) Introduction; (2) Borrowing for Undergraduate Education; (3) Loan Repayment; (4) Debt Burden; and (5) Summary and Conclusions. The following are appended: (1) Glossary; and (2) Technical Notes and Methodology. (Contains 24 tables & 9 figures.)
Descriptors: Loan Repayment, Undergraduate Study, Student Financial Aid, Higher Education, Debt (Financial), Paying for College, College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Interviews
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
IES Funded: Yes
IES Publication: http://ies.ed.gov/pubsearch/pubsinfo.asp?pubid=2005170