Student loans a worry? 10 states with the lowest student debt

Seven in 10 college seniors who graduated in 2012 took on student loans along the way, to the tune of $29,400 on average, according to a recent study from The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) But debt levels aren’t uniform across the country. Read on for the 10 states with the lowest average student debt levels, according to TICAS. Can you guess which state had the lowest?

5. Wyoming

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William McInroy jogs through the snow along Grays Gable Road Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 near the Jacoby Golf Course in Laramie, Wyo.

Average debt: $21,251

Students with debt: 47 percent

The University of Wyoming in Laramie is Wyoming’s only public four-year university. 100 percent of the state’s graduating seniors were included in the TICAS study, making Wyoming’s low debt level all the more impressive. 

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