See How Chester County’s Universities Fared in Ranking of Student Loan Debt


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A recently published “Student Loan Debt by School by State 2017” report shows that Chester County’s universities vary significantly in both the size of debt per student and the percentage who have graduated with some debt, writes Dave Rathmanner for LendEDU.

The ranking was compiled by LendEDU using the latest Peterson’s financial aid dataset for Class of 2016 graduates. In total, 1,161 colleges and universities nationwide were analyzed. According to the report, 60 percent of all graduates have student debt that averages $27,975.

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West Chester University’s alumni had less debt than the graduates of any other Chester County college, placing WCU at 32nd out of the 93 colleges in the state. Their average debt per student is $33,814, and 74 percent of students graduate with some debt.

Phoenixville’s University of Valley Forge ranked 38th with $34,920 debt per borrower and 87 percent of students graduating with some debt, while Lincoln University ranked 90th with $46,010 average debt and 86 percent of its students graduating with some debt.

Data for Immaculata University was not made available.

Read more about the Student Loan Debt rankings at LendEDU here.

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