A report released by the Education Department shows 64 percent of 2008 college graduates took out student loans averaging $24,700, compared with 49 percent of students borrowing an average of $14,000 for the class of 1993.
Sixty percent of 2008 graduates said they were repaying their loans a year after graduation, while 27 percent had moved back in with their parents or other family members.
The College Board estimates student loans totaled $100 billion in 2007-2008, up from $23 billion in 1992-1993.
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