College students who graduated with bachelor's degrees in 2011 left school with the largest average student debt load in history, according to a new report, the Huffington Post reports. The class of 2011 came out with an average of $26,600 in student loan debt, a 5 percent increase from $25,250 in 2010, according to the Project on Student Debt at The Institute for College Access & Success.. The increase, in line with recent years, shows student debt continues to grow faster than inflation.

"As debt levels rise, fear of loans can prevent students from getting the education they need...

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