student debtSays a *retrospective* study: for the past four years Californian students have graduated in better financial shape than their extra-Californian counterparts, debt-wise. Fewer graduate with debt at all, and those who do have less of it. Boy, cheery. Whether this trend continues will depend on how aid programs like Cal Grant weather budget cuts. We won’t be holding our breaths. Anyhow, check out these once uplifting numbers!

In 2008, 48 percent of Californians graduated with a debt averaging $17,795. read more »