By Cameron Rasmusson
Idaho student debt may be below the national average, but it’s still costing students a pretty penny.
Idaho Education News reports that at $26,675, Idaho ranks 35th nationally in college expense, but it compares less favorably to its neighbors in the West. Overall, the national average settles in at $28,650, with highest debt concentrated in the Northeast.
The data comes from a new study released Wednesday by The Institute for College Access and Success, a nonprofit based in Oakland, Calif.
Improving affordability and access to higher education has been a longstanding goal in Boise, with Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter establishing the 36-member Higher Education Task Force in 2017.
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