Southeastern among universities where students graduate with least debt

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – “U.S. News and World Report” has listed Southeastern Louisiana University among the top regional universities in the South where students graduate with the least debt.
    The report was released today (Sept. 9) by the publication and shows that 57 percent of Southeastern’s class of 2014 graduated with an average of $18,433, the lowest among all regional universities in Louisiana. The ranking places Southeastern fourth among the universities whose students incur the least debt.
    “We’re pleased this report shows Southeastern is offering an excellent value in higher education for students,” said President John L. Crain. “We are aware recent tuition increases have affected our students financially, and we have made every effort to provide assistance through scholarship support.”
    U.S. News compiled its list using data that include loans taken out by students from private financial institutions and from federal, state and local governments. The average amount of debt refers to the cumulative amount borrowed by students who incurred debt and not an average for all students.




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