02/21/2013 01:21 pm ET Updated Feb 21, 2013

Study: Art School Graduates Rack Up The Most Debt

Pity the poor art student. Not only do art degrees tend to result in lower-paying jobs overall after college, but a recent analysis by the Wall Street Journal over the latest Department of Education statistics finds that graduates of art schools actually rack up more debt than those who attend other types of colleges.

The figures are based on federal education loans taken out in 2010-11 by students and their parents where the student is the responsible lienholder. In 2012 alone, it is estimated that almost 67% of college students who graduated in 2012 had loans, up 63% from ten years ago.

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