Best, Worst States for Student Debt

Utah is best; DC is worst
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2016 9:07 AM CDT
A University of Texas student at her graduation in Dallas.   (Kevin Yang/The University of Texas at Dallas via AP)

(Newser) – Congratulations to anyone heading off to college in Utah this fall. A WalletHub ranking finds the state is the friendliest in the country when it comes to student debt, based on average debt, loans overdue or in default, unemployment, the availability of student jobs and grants, and other factors. Other states to note:

The best:

  1. Utah
  2. Wyoming
  3. North Dakota
  4. Nevada
  5. Virginia

The worst:

  1. District of Columbia
  2. West Virginia
  3. Oregon
  4. Maine
  5. Pennsylvania
Click for the full list, or discover the 10 states with the most student debt. (Read more student debt stories.)

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