Survey Poll: 2015 Student Loan Debt Survey – United States
For 2015 we have the student loan debt survey results now in. Below is the infographic of our results. This is for the United States only. We discuss the data a little more below the pie chart. Our sample size was 78,389 and taken from all USA States, which included all non-continental States.
All data was collected with straight forward survey/questionnaire on financing-usa.com and sister sites. A total of 4 web sites collected this data between September 2014 and April 2015. In the bullet list below we are presenting the data from the survey by an ascending debt level instead of the percentage scale shown in the infographic.
- 24% had zero student loan in debt
- 4% had between $0 and $10,000 in student loan in debt
- 19% had between $11,000 and $20,000 in student loan in debt
- 17% had between $21,000 and $30,000 in student loan in debt
- 13% had between $31,000 and $50,000 in student loan in debt
- 8% had between $51,000 and $70,000 in student loan in debt
- 7% had between $71,000 and $90,000 in student loan in debt
- 5% had between $91,000 and $120,000 in student loan in debt
- 3% had over $120,000 debt
The States with the highest student loan debt were;
- New York
- New Jersey
This is our first survey results for student loan debt, and we were surprised to see that 24% of survey participants claimed to have no debt whatsoever. I suppose there are the lucky University students who come wealthy families, and there are those simply worked really hard to put themselves through college. Then there are the students who had full scholarships.
All surveys were filled using the Internet – no phone calls or mailers for this one.