Graduate education debt
Since 2005, temporary visa holders intending to leave the United States after earning a doctorate have been more likely than those intending to stay to have graduate education-related debt at the time of degree. Between 2005 and 2015, graduate debt was reported by nearly 20% of temporary visa holders intending to stay. However, among temporary visa holders intending to leave, the share declined slowly from 30% in 2005 to 25% in 2015. The percentage of U.S. citizens and permanent residents holding graduate debt at the time of degree has remained above 40% since 2007 (figure D).
U.S. doctorate recipients with graduate education-related debt, by resident type: 2005–15
|Year||All doctorate recipients||U.S. citizens and permanent residents||Temporary visa holders intending to stay in the United States||Temporary visa holders intending to leave the United States|
- NOTES: All doctorate recipients and U.S. citizens and permanent residents include doctorate holders not reporting postgraduation location. Percentage are based on doctorate recipients responding to the graduate debt item.
- SOURCE: Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2015. Related detailed data: tables 38, 39, 40, 41.