For Black Doctoral Students, an Education in Debt

Black students emerge from Ph.D. programs with higher levels of debt than any other group. They also enroll most heavily in education programs. While the field of education does not generate the highest levels of debt for its doctoral students (that dubious honor goes to the social sciences), education doctorates pay the most of out their own pockets.

Why doesn't that result in the field having the highest debt burdens? Because large numbers of education