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Research on Educational Debt and Institutional Finances

Educational debt has been a significant topic of research in theological education since 2005. Below are several resources and research reports to help inform work in this area.

Educational debt and institutional finances

  • How much does theological education cost?expenditure per FTE student, 1996-2018
  • How much do today's graduates owe?—six data slides are updated each year with current data
  • What's the impact on alums?—a survey of graduates from 2011 and 2015 to determine their experiences with educational debt, strategies schools are using to address financial literacy and student debt, and the impact of debt on financial decision makingavailable in Powerpoint or video

How schools are responding

Practical resources you can use at your school

Additional research by the Auburn Center for the Study of Theological Education

Find out more

Resources to Teach Financial Literacy and Leadership
Resources to Address the Cost of Theological Education
More about The ECFFM Initiative

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