College debt stopping men and women from immediately joining religious communities, survey says
Toby Talbot, AP
Those with college debt aren’t making any immediate decisions about joining a religious community, according to a recent study by the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University.
The survey said 10 percent of people who joined a religious community in 2013 had about $31,000 in college debt, and that most students on average waited two years before “professing their final vows,” the survey said.
“None of the brothers reported receiving assistance in paying down their educational debt prior to entering their religious institute. Among women religious, several reported assistance from these groups in paying down their debt,” the survey said.
- Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face uncertain future
- LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts in...
- Religious groups react to Boy Scouts’...
- Wright Words: Younger sister is living...
- 14 surprising, heartwarming videos of LDS...
- DJ Kaskade talks about sticking to LDS...
- Linda & Richard Eyre: Passing the torch
- Another Book of Mormon musical opens in Salt...
- LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts... 288
- Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face... 125
- Religious groups react to Boy... 70
- Do contraceptive rules make religious... 42
- Are lawsuits ahead for church-based Boy... 30
- Another Book of Mormon musical opens in... 26
- Mormon Tabernacle Choir announces first... 14
- ... 10