Wall Street Journal

College Debt Far from a Uniform Burden

September 20, 2017

Tales of college graduates paralyzed by crippling student loan burdens are wildly exaggerated—in some corners of the country, like the west coast. In New England, meanwhile, such horror stories are quite accurate. Average student loan debt for the class of 2016 ranged from $19,975 in Utah to $36,367 in New Hampshire, according to a report published Wednesday by the Institute for College Access and Success. The share of graduates with debt also varied widely, from 43% in Utah to 77% in West Virginia.

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