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|Articles - May 2012|
|Monday, April 23, 2012|
By Linda Baker
As 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
2010 average student debt load: $26,287
2011 average student debt load: $26,560
Oregon State University
2010-11 tuition: $5,760
2011-12 tuition: $6,228
2010 average student debt load: $21,846
2011 average student debt load: $22,410
University of Oregon
2010-11 tuition: $6,930
2011-12 tuition: $7,551
2010 average student debt load: $20,928
2011 average student debt load: $22,736
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%
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