WV Ranks 25th In Student Debt

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A new report says West Virginia ranks 25th in the nation in terms of how much student debt recent college graduates have.

The Project on Student Debt report was released this month. Nationwide, it says seven in 10 college seniors who graduated in 2012 had student loan debt. The average student loan debt was $29,400.

In West Virginia, the report says the average student loan debt was a little more than $26,000. The report says about 54 percent of West Virginia's recent college graduates had student debt.

The report is an initiative of The Institute for College Access & Success.