Student loan debt is on the rise, and it's touching a record number of households in the United States.
A new report
from the Pew Research Center
finds 19 percent of households had student loan debt in 2010, up from 15 percent three years earlier. The average amount owed was $26,682. That's 14 percent higher than in 2007, and more than double the average debt from 1995. Around 10 percent of households have student debt of $62,000 or more.