Yet there is something almost perverse about the low levels of red ink for those graduating from the best schools. With their academic credentials, they will be less likely than their peers to struggle to find work and more likely to command better salaries.
Still, some schools are sending their graduates into the world with deep debt.
Wheelock College has the highest level of red ink among students who borrow for college, the magazine found. Some 82 percent of its graduates took on debt, and their average was $49,439. The 900-undergraduate school has an endowment of almost $43 million, a sliver of its neighbors. Wheelock College did not respond to requests for comment.
Anna Maria College, also in Massachusetts, was close behind with $49,206 in debt for the 86 percent of students who borrowed to pay for school. Anna Maria College did not dispute the findings.
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