A new report shows about 44 million borrowers in the United States hold about $1.46 trillion in student debt.
The scale of outstanding student loans — and an increasing share of borrowers who fail to repay them — is presenting significant challenges to our society.
Yet despite the fact that the majority of college and university graduates are women, many people do not think of student debt as a women’s issue.
According to the report by the American Association of University Women (AAUW), it clearly is: Women hold nearly two-thirds of the outstanding student debt in the United States — almost $929 billion as of early-2019.
Click here to read the full report and a breakdown of why they say there’s a disparity.