The loan load

| Print |  Email
Articles - May 2012
Monday, April 23, 2012
By Linda Baker

0512_ByTheNumbers_StudentDebtAs college students borrow more money to finance rising tuition costs, the education bubble may be the next to burst. In 2011, the nation’s student debt burden reached $1 trillion, surpassing total balances due on credit card and auto loans. In 2010, college seniors nationally carried an average of $25,250 in debt, up 25% since 2000. Unlike mortgage loans, student load debt can’t be discharged during bankruptcy. Instead, young people shoulder the credit risk, threatening their economic potential.


Portland State University
2010-11 tuition: $5,646
2011-12 tuition: $6,156
Increase: 9%
2010 average student debt load: $26,287
2011 average student debt load: $26,560
Increase: 1%

Oregon State University
2010-11 tuition: $5,760
2011-12 tuition: $6,228
Increase: 8.1%
2010 average student debt load: $21,846
2011 average student debt load: $22,410
Increase: 2.6%

University of Oregon
2010-11 tuition: $6,930
2011-12 tuition: $7,551
Increase: 9%
2010 average student debt load: $20,928
2011 average student debt load: $22,736
Increase: 9.3%

All Oregon Universities
2009 average student loan debt: $22,417
2009 proportion of students with debt: 60%
2010 average student loan debt: $23,967
2010 proportion of students with debt: 63%
 

Comments   

 
Martha  Perez
-1 #1 General Political ActivistMartha Perez 2012-05-09 19:46:55
The republican party just moments ago, chose not to vote to assist the now 1 trillion dollar student debt that is literally killing the American dream. I hope our leaders continue to find ways to lessen this crushing and unjust burden on the already weary shoulders of our nation's students.
Quote | Report to administrator
 
 
Linda
0 #2 RE: The loan loadLinda 2012-05-10 15:33:08
Why not do a survey of community colleges? Costs are lower and there are many valuable 2 year technical degrees available that allow graduates to go to work in good paying jobs upon graduation.
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

6 highlights from the Craft Brewers Conference

The Latest
Friday, April 17, 2015
thumbcbcPHOTOS BY  JASON E. KAPLAN

The 32nd annual CBC attracted a record number of attendees (11,000)  to the Oregon Convention Center.


Read more...

Car Talk

April 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Everyone knows cell phones and driving are a lethal combination. The risk is especially high for teenage drivers, whose delusions of immortality pose such a threat to us all. Enforcement alas, remains feeble; more promising are pedagogical approaches aimed at getting people to focus on the road, not their devices.


Read more...

Knight Cancer Challenge No Biotech Dream

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT

The Knight challenge is an important instance of philanthropy. But we should not assume it will magically transform OHSU into a business- and job-spinning engine for the local economy.


Read more...

An uncertain future

Guest Blog
Thursday, May 21, 2015
norristhumbBY JASON NORRIS | GUEST BLOGGER

Uncertainty is a part of doing business, whether in through the lens of investment opportunities and risks or the business of running an enterprise.


Read more...

Beyond Bodegas

April 2015
Friday, March 27, 2015
BY JACOB PALMER

Five years in the making, the Portland Mercado — the city’s first Latino public market — will celebrate its grand opening April 11. A $3.5 million public-private partnership spearheaded by Hacienda CDC, the market will house 15 to 20 businesses in the food, retail and service sectors. It has some big-name funders, including the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and JPMorgan Chase. The project goals are equally ambitious: to improve cross-cultural understanding, alleviate poverty and spur community economic development. 


Read more...

Oregon businesses face destruction from future earthquake

The Latest
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
htctthumb1BY KIM MOORE | RESEARCH EDITOR

An earthquake would completely destroy many Oregon businesses, highlighting the urgent need for the private and public sectors to collaborate on shoring up disaster preparedness, said panelists at an Oregon Business breakfast summit today.


Read more...

Energy Stream

May 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER

Oregon already ranks as the nation’s second largest generator of hydroelectric power. (Washington is No. 1). Now an elegant new installation in Portland is putting an unconventional, sharing economy twist on this age-old water-energy pairing. The new system, launched this winter, uses the flow of water inside city water pipes to spin four turbines that produce electricity for Portland General Electric customers. 


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS