Each year, Macalester publishes the percentage of graduates who borrowed a student loan at Macalester and, for those who borrowed, the average total student loan principal at graduation. These data are published in the Common Data Set.

Recent classes:

Graduating Class Percent Who Borrowed Average Amount Borrowed*
2015 68.5% $21,544
2014 67.8% $24,156
2013 65.2% $21,939
2012 60.3% $23,285
2011 62.8% $21,123
2010 68.8% $19,649
2009 75.9% $17,275
2008 71.6% $17,304
2007 70.1% $18,849
2006 66.6% $16,801
2005 68.4% $16,518

*original principal, those who borrowed

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