Percent of Seniors Graduating with Student Loan Debt, UC and Comparison Institutions, 2003-04 to 2007-08
The proportion of UC undergraduates who take out student loans is comparable to that at other AAU public and private institutions.
About half of all UC undergraduates who graduated in 2007-08 took out student loans, compared to 53 percent at other AAU publics and 47 percent at AAU privates.
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Source: UC Corporate Student System; Common Data Set (CDS).
Figures for comparison institutions represent the percent of students who entered as freshmen and graduated after taking out at least one student loan at the institution, according the Peterson's version of the Common Data Set (CDS). These figures may understate the percent of students who borrowed since they may not include students who took out certain types of private loans. The corresponding percent of UC students with loans was calculated based on loan records in the UC Corporate Student System.