MBA Degrees That Cause Staggering Student Debt

Wharton MBA graduates
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By John A. Byrne

MBAs are taking on more and more student debt, so much so that graduates of at least six business schools last year borrowed more than $100,000 on average to finance their degrees. The heaviest debt was assumed by graduates of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, where average debt hit an estimated record of $117,200. MBAs at Columbia Business School (an estimated $114,800), New York University's Stern School ($105,782), Duke University's Fuqua School ($102,054), the University of Virginia's Darden School ($105,490), and MIT Sloan ($100,212) all racked up six-figure debt, too.