And why data reported by schools only shows a small fraction of the problem.
McGinty’s older brother John graduated from La Salle nearly a decade before she enrolled at St. Joseph’s.
Philly-based Citizens Bank conducted a survey of 501 people across the country between 18 and 35 who are college grads and currently have student loans.
After years of uninterrupted growth, combined enrollment at Philly’s 10 Catholic colleges and universities has dropped 8 percent since 2010.
This year could buck recent trends, with Philadelphia possibly getting three teams in the NCAA Tournament this year.