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Chart: Florida graduates and college debt

Colleges and UniversitiesUniversity of South FloridaFlorida State University

The number of public-university students graduating with loan debt is rising in Florida. This chart shows the percentage of bachelor's degree recipients with student debt in 2008-09 and 2012-13 and the average debt load for those years.

University% with debt 2008-09Debt Amount 2008-09% with debt 2012-13* Debt Amount2012-13*Florida A&M University81$27,25386$29,000Florida Atlantic University47$18,18553$20,380Florida Gulf Coast University43$16,67050$17,739Florida International University39$14,90148$17,339Florida State University48$19,36450$23,486New College41$14,79440$15,346University of Central Florida46$20,08856$20,789University of Florida37$16,11441$20,988University of North Florida39$13,93646$15,686University of South Florida-Tampa52$19,96357$22,600University of West Florida49$15,01554$19,934

*Estimate

SOURCE: Sentinel research

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