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Student Loans: 5 Stunning Stats

Nationwide, student loan debt is currently $1.2 trillion. That could buy more than 17 million textbooks.
Student loan debt is increasing by $2,853.88 per second.
In the U.S. there are over 300,000 waiters and waitresses with bachelor’s degrees.
Almost 30% of college students who take out loans drop out.
40 million Americans have student loan debt. That’s more than the population of Canada, Australia or 200 other countries.