EPI's weekly illustration of education data trends — July 30, 2014

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College Debt at Four-Year Institutions

Student debt for four-year college students has steadily increased over the past two decades. In 2012, average student indebtedness was $29,400 compared to $23,450 only four years later: an increase of 25 percent. Since 2004, student debt has increased by 56 percent.

SOURCE: Quick Facts About Student Debt (March 2014). The Institute for College Access & Success (http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/Debt_Facts_and_Sources.pdf).