Student Loan Debt by Age GroupData as of fourth quarter 2012, released March 29, 2013
Student loan debt is the only form of consumer debt that has grown since the peak of consumer debt in 2008. Balances of student loans have eclipsed both auto loans and credit cards, making student loan debt the largest form of consumer debt outside of mortgages. These interactive charts show how student loan borrowing and delinquency rates vary among age groups and over time.
For more on household trends in borrowing and indebtedness, including a special section on student debt, see the online 2012 Q4 Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit and two special presentations on Household Debt and Student Debt.