Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


Average Debt of Graduating Seniors, 2008-09

Although students at Tennessee's private nonprofit colleges and universities borrow money to attend school, graduates of these institutions have less debt than students graduating from public colleges or private colleges located in other states.
Source:  The Institute for College Access & Success, College InSight, http://www.college-insight.org.
Note: Amounts indicate the average cumulative student loan amount (federal loans as well as loans from other
sources) borrowed by graduates with student loan debt to finance their undergraduate education.
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Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series of charts that the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association will share in the coming months, highlighting the impact of our 35 member campuses. We hope that you will find this information helpful. Please contact us for additional information either by phone at 615-242-6400 or email at research@ticua.org.