Report: Oklahoma collegians carry eighth-lowest average student debt
BY SILAS ALLEN NewsOK.com
Thursday, October 25, 2012
10/25/12 at 3:49 AM
OKLAHOMA CITY - Oklahoma's college students carry the eighth-lowest average student debt, according to a new report.
The Project on Student Success, an initiative headed by the nonprofit Institute for College Access and Success, released its Class of 2011 report Oct. 18. The report is the organization's seventh annual survey on the level of student debt for recent graduates from four-year public and private colleges.
The report includes the 10 states where students carry the most debt and the 10 states where students owe the least. According to the report, Oklahoma's 2011 college graduates left school with $20,897 in student debt on average, placing the state in eighth place on the report's low-debt states list.
Southern and western states fared best in the report, making up nearly the entire low-debt list. Topping that list was Utah, where students held just $17,227 in student debt. Hawaii, California, Arizona and Nevada followed just behind Utah.
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