Study Looks At Rise In Student Loan Debt

Jan 14, 2014

Student loan debt has become an increasing problem for college graduates. It’s now estimated that the average borrower of federal student loans owes around $26,000.  That’s up over 40 percent from 2007.

But who is most affected by this rising student loan burden? That’s what Dartmouth College Professor of Sociology Jason Houle  set out to learn in a recent study.

The findings of that study appear in this month’s edition of the journal Sociology of Education. Houle spoke with Vermont Edition about the results.