They're the new 1 percenters.
Keep that figure in mind the next time you read or hear stories about students who graduated from college with six-figure debt. Those borrowers who have loaded up on $100,000 or more in college-related debt represent extreme situations, according to research from Mark Kantrowitz, editor of the highly popular FastWeb and FinAid college financial aid websites and author of "Secrets to Winning a Scholarship."
Kantrowitz's research shows that less than 1 percent of students graduate from college with debt exceeding $100,000.
The average undergrad actually leaves college with a more affordable amount of debt, about $27,000.