student loan debt
Oct 18, 2012 — Two-thirds of graduates left college last year with student loans hanging over their heads. The average amount they owed was $26,600, up 5 percent from the previous year. Nearly 9 percent of the graduates were unemployed and 19.1 percent were working part time or had given up looking for a job.
Oct 31, 2011 — In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, a look at how student loan debt affects people's decisions and lives, and on the opinion page, the world population crosses the seven billion mark. In the second hour, Native American foster care, and St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa's retirement.