The Debt Map

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Average student debt now approaches $30,000 across the country. That’s certainly probably too much, but the debt distribution is not uniformly distributed. From Slate comes an interesting tool for those concerned about higher education and student debt.

This tool allows one to scroll across a map and go to virtually any school in the country to figure out all the information about the student debt at the institution (see image above). The mystery is over.

Interested parties can filter by particularly high levels of debt and the percent of students taking out loans.

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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