Rebecca Liebman, founder of a financial literacy site for millennials called LearnLux, pays for an iced coffee with her discover credit card at Triangle coffee in Boston, Aug. 12, 2016. Building a credit history holds less appeal for young Americans who had trouble paying off student loans and saw their families’ struggles during the financial crisis. (Katherine Taylor/The New York Times)
Georgia students are graduating from college with, on average, about $28,000 in loan debt, according to a report released Tuesday.
More than six in 10 Georgia students have some form of debt, the Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access and Success found.
Georgia ranked 24th nationally in student loan debt, the report found.
For Ga. graduates, college costs continue
Students who graduated from college in Georgia have, on average, about $28,000 in student loan debt, according to a report released by the Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access and Success. Here’s a breakdown of the average debt for students who graduated in the 2014-15 school year.
Institute for College Access and Success
About the Author
Eric Stirgus covers education issues and the Gwinnett County Board of Education.
Sign up for Newsletters
Want more news? Sign up for free newsletters to get more of the AJC delivered to your inbox.
Oakley Elementary School does not just teach students Mandarin, it teaches them in Mandarin. A hundred students spend half the day learning math and science in Mandarin and the other half learning reading, writing and social studies in English. Mandarin classes, taught by Yipeng Wang, are the best part of the day for Kailey Gillespie, 6. “My...
Age is no guarantee of respect under the Gold Dome, at least for the premier sports authority in Georgia high schools. The General Assembly is pushing two bills that would set up an alternative to the 109-year-old governing body for school athletics, the Georgia High School Association, and its 56-member board. “I don’t think...
State Superintendent Richard Woods today recognized 59 Advanced Placement Challenge Schools, 14 in metro Atlanta. The honor recognizes high schools with 900 or fewer students that offer AP testing in all four core areas: English, math, science and social studies. Atlanta Public Schools led the state with eight AP Challenge Schools. There were two fewer...
Leo Brown, the human resources head at DeKalb County Schools who hasn’t been seen at work since December, has a new job. DeKalb County Board of Education member Stan Jester posted on his blog Sunday that Brown becomes Specialist II Compliance in the district’s Facilities and Operations Division. Everett Patrick, the director of employment...
Maureen Downey, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Are Georgia campuses so unsafe that students need to be armed? That is the contention of Georgia lawmakers, who are making another attempt at changing state law to allow students to carry firearms. Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a similar bill last year, saying it would not make college campuses safer. Writing today in the AJC Get Schooled blog, Matthew Boedy...