college loans http://wmot.org en Average College Debt More Than $26,000 http://wmot.org/post/average-college-debt-more-26000 <p>OAKLAND, Calif. (AP/WMOT) — A new nation-wide report shows two-thirds of the college class of 2011 finished school with loan debt, and those who borrowed walked off the graduation stage owing more than $26,600. That's up about 5 percent from the class before.</p><p>The latest figures are calculated in a report by The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS). The report does not include most graduates of for-profit colleges, who typically borrow more than their counterparts elsewhere.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:23:22 +0000 AP/WMOT 16878 at http://wmot.org Average College Debt More Than $26,000 Tennesse Student College Loan Debt Relatively Low http://wmot.org/post/tennesse-student-college-loan-debt-relatively-low <p>MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)&nbsp; --&nbsp; Tennessee generally scores poorly on education-related &ldquo;best of&rdquo; lists, but there are exceptions. The state fares well when the subject turns to student loan debt.</p><p>USA Today notes that total student debt in the U.S. has now passed the $1 trillion mark, for the first time exceeding the nation&rsquo;s credit-card debt.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 16:32:42 +0000 Mike Osborne 13518 at http://wmot.org