RI student loan debt 4th-highest in US; Salve tops the listFebruary 7th, 2013 at 10:00 pm by Ted Nesi under Nesi's Notes, On the Main Site
By Ted Nesi and Tim White
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – David Greco was born and raised in Rhode Island and says he’d like to stay, but he’s planning to leave when he finishes law school this year – because he and his fiancée can’t find jobs that will allow to pay off roughly $400,000 in student loan debt.
More than two-thirds of graduates who received a diploma in Rhode Island in 2011 owed money when they were done, and their average debt of $29,097 was fourth-highest in the country. A Target 12 analysis of Southern New England schools reveals Salve Regina University saddled borrowers with the most debt.
• Interactive: Average student debt at colleges in R.I., Southern Mass. (Feb. 7)