Rhode Island ranks in U.S. top 10 for most student loan debt

ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY graduates entered the job market carrying more student debt than graduates from any other university in the state. /COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY
ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY graduates entered the job market carrying more student debt than graduates from any other university in the state. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY
PROVIDENCE – Students graduating from Rhode Island-based four-year public and nonprofit private colleges and universities in 2016 entered the job market carrying the nation’s tenth largest amount of student loan debt – an average $30,549 per borrower – according to a report released Thursday by Hoboken, New Jersey-based LendEdu. While the state’s per borrower average…

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