How Does Iowa's College Student Debt Compare to the Nation?
The study of 2010 graduates found that students who graduated in 2010 found themselves in more debt and with worse job prospects than in previous years.
A study of America's college student debt has revealed what many already suspected: students are getting into higher levels of debt and have worse job prospects.
From the report from nonprofit Project on Student Debt:
"College seniors who graduated with student loans in 2010 owed an average of $25,250, up five percent from the previous year, according to a new report from the Project on Student Debt at the Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS). The Class of 2010 also faced the highest unemployment levels for new college graduates in recent history: 9.1 percent (still less than half the unemployment rate for young adults with only a high school diploma)."
In a state by state analysis, Iowa's debt was measured higher than the national average, at $29,598. You can see the whole new interactive map of the nation's student debt here.
The report, written last fall, is attached to this post.
Regents Universities Data:
|Iowa State University||
|University of Iowa||
|University of Northern Iowa||