By Kathryn McNutt
The Oklahoman 

As U.S. student debt soars, Oklahoma schools stress financial literacy


Student debt in the U.S. hit $1.5 trillion for the first time this year, according to the Federal Reserve.

Graduates who earn a four-year degree leave college with an average debt of more than $30,000, the Project on Student Debt reports.

It is lower in Oklahoma at $25,856 overall and $23,903 for graduates of public institutions.

The data show Oklahoma has the 10th lowest student debt in the nation. Half of the state system students graduate with zero debt.

Financial literacy programs are one way Oklahoma colleges and universities are fighting student debt. Representatives from four institutio...

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