Minnesota has the 10th-lowest average default rate on federal student loans in the U.S., according to an interactive chart published by USA Today.
At 5.96 percent, we’re behind national leader North Dakota (3.39), Wisconsin (5.21) and Nebraska (5.59).
Check out the interactive graphic here.
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.