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Nuclear Unicorn

(19,497 posts)
Sun Aug 2, 2015, 03:32 PM Aug 2015

These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt

These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt

Getting an advanced degree doesn’t come cheap, which is why graduate students carry nearly half of all student debt. But it turns out that a handful of schools are responsible for a large share of that money.

A new study from the Center for American Progress (CAP) found that 20 universities received one-fifth, or $6.5 billion, of the total amount of loans the government gave graduate students in the 2013-2014 academic year. Those schools, however, only educate 12 percent of all graduate students.


There's a chart at the link showing the 20 schools.
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These 20 schools are responsible for a fifth of all graduate school debt (Original Post) Nuclear Unicorn Aug 2015 OP
Fortunately for me, grad school was free. stone space Aug 2015 #1
#1 is for-profit online college Walden LittleBlue Aug 2015 #2
We have one son in grad school mnhtnbb Aug 2015 #3
Sounds like you have a very talented son, mnhtnbb. hedda_foil Aug 2015 #5
He's in the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism program. mnhtnbb Aug 2015 #8
kick Liberal_in_LA Aug 2015 #4
Glad to know I've contributed choie Aug 2015 #6
  RandiFan1290 Aug 2015 #7

stone space

(6,498 posts)
1. Fortunately for me, grad school was free.
Sun Aug 2, 2015, 03:45 PM
Aug 2015

On the other hand, I still don't have an undergraduate degree, and I never will, because I just plain couldn't afford it.

The biggest difficulty was finding a graduate school where the administration will allow the departments to admit students without an undergraduate degree without the departmental decisions being vetoed.

So far as I know, there is only one such graduate school in the US. (Johns Hopkins)

Supposedly because their grad program in mathematics is the oldest grad program in the country, so the math department there has quite a lot of autonomy from administration interference, and are able to accept whoever they want, without the administration having the power to veto admissions decisions.



(10,362 posts)
2. #1 is for-profit online college Walden
Sun Aug 2, 2015, 03:51 PM
Aug 2015

Any guess who's the chancellor? None other than the honorable Bill Clinton.


(31,578 posts)
3. We have one son in grad school
Sun Aug 2, 2015, 03:54 PM
Aug 2015

starting his second year out of three for a Master's at Yale School of Drama.

Yale has given him an amazing financial aid package, which basically means he only
has to provide money for his living expenses (yes, mom and dad are still helping him)
and we convinced him to let us help him instead of taking out federal loans to cover
whatever living expenses couldn't be covered by work/study pay.

He was also fortunate to have a scholarship when he was an undergrad that covered most
of the cost of his in-state tuition at UNC-Chapel Hill, which was a terrific value.

I don't know if he realizes how lucky he's going to be--when he finally finishes grad school--
to have ZERO student loans. Maybe he will, in time.


(16,414 posts)
5. Sounds like you have a very talented son, mnhtnbb.
Sun Aug 2, 2015, 04:46 PM
Aug 2015

An MFA in drama from Yale!

Acting or directing?

Love your screen name, btw.


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