Graduates aren’t just leaving college with a diploma and a dream. Many are stepping into the real world with a mountain of student loan debt, reports. Six in 10 students are more than $20,000 in the hole, according to a Rutgers University study conducted on college graduates from 2006 to 2011. Even more shocking a number is the total $1 trillion student loan debt across the country. In a report released this week, the U.S. News & World Report examined the debt levels experienced by 2010 graduates at 1,009 colleges and universities. On average, graduates that year left school with $24,962 in outstanding loans. However, the report reveals that graduates from 10 private colleges are carrying nearly double the national average debt…

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