The price of college can be dramatically different depending on where in the country a student lives. With this in mind, for purely financial reasons it’s best not to live in Idaho. According to an article by Bill Roberts in the Idaho Statesman:

Students are leaving the University of Idaho and Boise State University with a hefty debt load that averages about $22,000 per student.

And judging from the brisk business the schools are doing in federal aid applications, the number of students taking on debt could be rising sharply.

That’s a $22,000 debt load to graduate from a public college. The median student loan debt of all U.S. college students, including those who attended more expensive private colleges, is $20,000. [Image via]

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer