Tennessee Independent Colleges
and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee

Student Debt of Graduating Seniors, 2012-2013

Tennessee's independent colleges and universities are an affordable choice. Only 54.5% of seniors graduating from TICUA member institutions in 2012-13 borrowed federal loans to pay for their educations. In addition to charging tuition that is below both the national and southern region averages for private colleges and universities, TICUA member institutions provide over $593 million in institutional aid to their students. Approximately, 91% of first, time full-time students receive some form of financial aid - the majority of which is provided by the institutions.

Source:  The Institute for College Access & Success, College Insight, http://college-insight.org. College level student debt and undergraduate financial aid data (c)2014 Peterson's, a Nelnet companty, all rights reserved.
Note: TICUA data includes only 14 of 31 undergraduate institutions covering 65% of the 2012-13 graduates.

Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series of charts from the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association highlighting the impact of our 34 member campuses. We hope that you will find this information helpful.

Previous TICUA Facts are available on the TICUA website: http://www.ticua.org/research/TICUA_Facts

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