Good News: Maine College Graduates’ Debt Load Lower Than Previously Thought. Bad News: Because No One At USM Can Do Arithmetic

UMaine Fort Kent

UMaine Fort KentFORT KENT, Maine — Two years ago, Maine ranked second highest in the country, behind New Hampshire, in a national report that measured the student loan debt of recent college graduates. That information was wrong, however, and in the most recent report the state has dropped all the way to No. 18. The state’s high ranking was due in large part to incorrect data supplied to the reporting organization by one of Maine’s largest universities, the University of Southern Maine. At the same time, the latest annual report released by the Project on Student Debt shows one of the state’s smallest campuses — the University of Maine at Fort Kent — as graduating students with some of the lowest debt loads in the country. (read more at Bangor Daily News)