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Black-White Disparity in Student Loan DebtBlack-white disparity in student loan debt more than triples after graduation

Posted: October 20, 2016
Authors: Judith Scott-Clayton, Jing Li
Organizations: Brookings

Black college graduates owe $7,400 more on average than their White peers ($23,400 versus $16,000, including non-borrowers in the averages), says this paper from the Brookings Institution. Over the next few years, the Black-White debt gap more than triples to $25,000, the paper suggests.

Black-White Disparity in Student Loan DebtBlack-white disparity in student loan debt more than triples after graduation