• Here are the local colleges that have the least and most student debt

    By: Luke Torrance, Pittsburgh Business Times

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    PITTSBURGH - A college degree is as valuable as it ever has been, and perhaps never more expensive. Taking out loans and taking on debt has become a necessity for many students, but that debt can be a massive burden in their early careers.

    PHOTOS: Local colleges with the most and least student debt

    Lend EDU, an online marketplace for comparing student loans, recently published a study of average student loan debt, breaking it down by schools and states. The results are sobering, especially for local students: with an average student debt per borrower of $36,193, Pennsylvania has the highest average of any state in the country (and the District of Columbia).

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