Some 36 percent of college graduates with student loans say the debt wasn’t worth the degree they earned, according to a new survey.

On average, young adults graduate with $36,888 in student debt – and it’s becoming a burden that has many wondering if their education was worth it, according to the survey of more than 2,700 U.S. adults ages 18-34 by Merrill Lynch and Age Wave.

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