|If WalletHubs survey is accurate, its a pretty dismal picture for WV college-goers, most who appear to be leaving the state.|
West Virginia has one of the worst college going rates in the USA, with the highest student loan debt, second with those in default.
State college-goers are second in the nation with default also second in the nation to be unemployed.
The hope, the WV legislatures passage of free 2-year community college could change the balance for future students.
The national college debt is now over a whooping $1.5 trillion dollars.
WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across two key dimensions, Student-Loan Indebtedness and Grant & Student Work Opportunities.
Student Debt in West Virginia to USA (1=Most; 25=Avg.)
30th – Avg. Student Debt
1st – Proportion of Students with Debt
7th – Student Debt as % of Income (Adjusted for Cost of Living)
2nd – Unemployment Rate of Population Aged 25 to 34
2nd – % of Student Loans Past Due or in Default
8th – Availability of Student Jobs
25th – Grant Growth