Tennessee Independent Colleges
and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee

Student Debt - Class of 2014


The average debt of students and the number of students graduating with debt is similar across the three higher education sectors in Tennessee (TICUA, University of Tennessee, and Tennessee Board of Regents 4 -year Universities).

The national average student debt is $28,950 - higher than each of the sectors in Tennessee.

Source:  The Institute for College Access and Susscess, College Insight, http://college-insight.org. College-level student debt and undergraduate financial aid data (c) 2015 Peterson's, a Nelnet company, all rights reserved.

Note: TICUA data only includes 18 of 31 undergrduate institutions covering 77% of the 2013-14 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

Please contact us for additional information either by phone at 615-242-6400 or email at research@ticua.org.