But even the most financially inept Mizzou J-Schooler has to deal with actually paying for this first-class education, and boy do we have some bad news for those of you scraping by on college loans. The average University of Missouri student who takes out loans graduates with about $15,000 in school debt after their
four five six years at Mizzou.
That is just one of the findings from the New America Foundation’s Federal Education Project. This information grabbed our attention thanks to this awesome interactive graphic Slate put together to compare student-loan debt for college students across the country.
Here are some of the other figures from the report that jump out to us:
- Total price for a Mizzou education nearly tripled for in-state students between 2006 and 2009, increasing from $6,960 to $20,477
- Total price for out-of-state students at Mizzou doubled in that same time period, from $16,086 to $31,568
- Eighty percent of Mizzou students are white, and a whopping six percent are black. But you already knew that.
- Only 43 percent of University of Missouri students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in four years or less.
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