Purdue University announced its ninth consecutive tuition freeze.
The steady tuition fees means that seven graduating classes will have earned degrees without seeing any tuition hike.
Purdue says 59% of students graduated in 2018-19 debt-free, compared to 43% nationally.
In 2019, Purdue received funding for Back a Boiler income agreement program.
The program assists students with an alternative to Federal Parent and private loans.
Total student loan debt in the US has climbed to $1.56 trillion, an average debt of $33,000 per student.