New Evidence Adds to Troubling Picture for Black Borrowers of Student Loans

For years, experts have worried about the disproportionate level of student-loan debt borne by black students. Two new sources of evidence — federal data and a report on a controversial federal-student-loan program — add to an already disturbing picture.
The federal data come from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study, which provides the most robust picture of student borrowing, but has been released only every four years (it will come out every two years in the future).

When the 2015-16 data were published, on Tuesday, Robert Kelchen, an assistant professor of education leadership, management, and policy at Seton Hall University, posted a quick analysis of graduate students’ debt by race on his blog.
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