Average student debt load upon graduation fell slightly at Iowa State University last year, and it increased at the University of Iowa and the University of Northern Iowa.
It was the second year in a row average student indebtedness decreased at ISU. That pleases officials, since ISU has the highest average student debt of Iowa’s three regent universities.
“We’re not where we’d like to be on debt levels at all three,” state Board of Regents President David Miles said. “But the most important one to go down is Iowa State, since it’s well higher.”