Pennsylvania 2017 college grads lead the nation in student debt

(TribLIve) Debt be not proud.

Poet John Donne didn’t say that, but he might have if he’d lived in modern day Pennsylvania where a recent survey of 2017 college graduates found they were carrying the highest average student debt load in the nation.

The annual survey , conducted by LendEDU, found that 67 percent of the state’s new college grads left school last year with an average debt load of $36,193. That’s about twice as much as the $18,425 new college grads in Utah — the state with the lowest student debt level — incurred.

To put it in perspective, the average Pennsylvania graduate’s debt load last year was about $10,000 more than the cost of a new 2018 Chevy Impala.  Read the full story on TribLive.