Virginians have more student loan debt than ever

By Heather Butterworth - Digital Content Producer

Student loan debt is going up in Virginia.

A new Experian survey finds it's risen 140 percent in the commonwealth in the past decade.

Back in 2008, Virginians had a little more than $16 billion in debt, but by 2018 the number was at nearly $40 billion. 

Overall in the United States, people have more than $1.36 trillion of student debt. 

Student loans are the second largest debt for Americans, trailing behind mortgage loans.

On average, each American has $22,600 of student loan debt. 

Click here to read the full results of the study.

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