According to Finaid.org "65.6 percent of students graduate with some debt." The median amount of debt owed once a student graduates is $17,120. Among graduating seniors, the average federal student loan debt is 19,202. Additional debt for graduate and professional degrees range from $27,000 to $114,000.
Those are pretty depressing numbers even for a cheerful baby like me. it's just one more reason to make sure that you begin saving for college early which reminds me that I need to get my monthly numbers up - will be doing that soon.