About two-thirds of recent graduates borrowed to help pay for their college educations. Those earning degrees from private schools walked away with an average of $28,100 in student debt, according to The College Board. The plight of these heavily indebted graduates in a dismal job market -- in which the few positions available seem increasingly unlikely to make good use of what they gained from all that higher education -- is causing some people to question the value of going to college.
But the following 10 colleges and universities, which include some of the top institutions in the world, provided enough financial aid to get their students across the finish line for half the average amount or less; several kept average debt below $6,000.
Check out the top five private universities and colleges with the lowest student graduating debt below, and head over to Kiplinger to see the rest.
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