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A Racial Gap in Debt Levels of Doctoral Students

A Racial Gap in Debt Levels of Doctoral Students

Among those who studied in a STEM discipline, a quarter of all Black doctoral students had more than $30,000 in debt compared to 10 percent of Whites and Asians. In the social, behavioral, and economic sciences 58 percent of Black students had debts of $30,000 or more.