Introduction

Student loans are a growing issue in our nation - literally.

It is estimated that the outstanding debt grows by $2,726 a second. With over 43 million borrowers holding around $1.3 trillion in debt, many Americans are feeling the weight of their student loans every day.

​Aside from being the nation's premier student loan news site, our goal here at the Student Loan Report is to help students and their families make wise decisions regarding their higher education. Student loans are no joke. While completely avoiding debt may not be possible, having an idea of how much debt you may graduate with is essential in choosing a college.

To help students and their families, using Peterson's data from the class of 2015, we compiled and analyzed average student loan debt data from 1,238 colleges and universities around the nation. In the following map and tables, you will find information about how much debt the average student graduates with, and what percentage graduate with debt.

This is the first study for the Class of 2015 that shows the average debt per graduate - a metric that not only takes into account how much debt borrowers graduate with, but also​ the proportion of all graduates with debt.

For reference, the average student from the Class of 2015 graduated with $16,929 in student loan debt. To see the full list of overall, private, and public school rankings from the entire nation, check out our Student Loan Debt by Graduate Overall Rankings

Interactive Map

The following map shows every school that we analyzed in their respective locations. Zoom in to see all of the schools in a specific area and click on the marker to find out more information about the school. Marker color shows the average debt per graduate: darker = more debt & lighter = less debt. Marker size shows the relative percentage of graduates with debt: larger diameter = higher percentage & smaller diameter = lower percentage with debt. 

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School Rankings by State

Click a state below to jump to the rankings of colleges in that state. 

Alabama

Overall Rank (low to high): 11

Average Debt Per Graduate: $13,269

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Amridge UniversityPrivate $6,615.00 63%
2Samford UniversityPrivate $8,795.64 37%
3Auburn UniversityPublic $11,390.62 41%
4Birmingham-Southern CollegePrivate $12,709.84 44%
5The University of AlabamaPublic $13,194.00 45%
6The University of West AlabamaPublic $13,890.10 70%
7The University of Alabama in HuntsvillePublic $16,425.23 53%
8University of MontevalloPublic $16,490.25 63%
9The University of Alabama at BirminghamPublic $18,649.90 59%
10Auburn University at MontgomeryPublic $21,013.26 69%
11University of MobilePrivate $22,824.18 73%
12Tuskegee UniversityPrivate $24,380.00 92%
13Huntingdon CollegePrivate $24,880.88 76%
14Faulkner UniversityPrivate $25,810.00 89%
15Alabama State UniversityPublic $27,946.14 87%
16Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University*Public $29,890.63 77%

Alaska

Overall Rank (low to high): 16

Average Debt Per Graduate: $14,544

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Alaska Pacific UniversityPrivate $5,620.86 63%
2University of Alaska Southeast*Public $7,383.60 45%
3University of Alaska FairbanksPublic $13,346.40 48%
4University of Alaska AnchoragePublic $15,446.56 58%

Arizona

Overall Rank (low to high): 7

Average Debt Per Graduate: $12,200

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1The University of ArizonaPublic $10,590.04 47%
2Arizona State University at the Tempe campusPublic $12,634.60 55%
3Arizona State University at the West campusPublic $14,168.05 65%
4Arizona State University at the Downtown Phoenix campusPublic $15,299.70 65%
5Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campusPublic $16,540.98 62%
6Northern Arizona UniversityPublic $16,818.56 64%
7Prescott CollegePrivate $18,561.68 67%
8Arizona Christian University*Private $18,884.16 72%

Arkansas

Overall Rank (low to high): 18

Average Debt Per Graduate: $14,821

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of ArkansasPublic $11,888.64 48%
2Southern Arkansas University-MagnoliaPublic $12,628.34 58%
3Ouachita Baptist UniversityPrivate $13,590.48 51%
4Hendrix CollegePrivate $14,200.11 47%
5John Brown UniversityPrivate $14,217.00 60%
6Henderson State University*Public $15,603.06 66%
7Williams Baptist CollegePrivate $16,051.96 76%
8Arkansas Tech UniversityPublic $16,646.00 58%
9Lyon CollegePrivate $17,410.38 78%
10Harding UniversityPrivate $18,212.40 72%
11Arkansas State UniversityPublic $18,358.00 67%
12Philander Smith CollegePrivate $33,252.00 80%

California

Overall Rank (low to high): 9

Average Debt Per Graduate: $12,554

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Stanford UniversityPrivate $4,672.36 22%
2Pomona CollegePrivate $5,218.59 39%
3Claremont McKenna CollegePrivate $5,601.64 22%
4San Francisco Art InstitutePrivate $6,222.02 49%
5California State University, FullertonPublic $6,285.30 42%
6California State University, Long BeachPublic $6,752.34 42%
7University of California, BerkeleyPublic $6,790.22 38%
8California Institute of TechnologyPrivate $8,064.03 39%
9Pitzer CollegePrivate $8,121.87 37%
10Scripps CollegePrivate $8,224.48 44%
11California State University, Los AngelesPublic $8,365.02 51%
12San Jose State UniversityPublic $8,515.98 46%
13California State University, Dominguez HillsPublic $8,869.28 56%
14California State University, NorthridgePublic $8,900.36 49%
15San Francisco Conservatory of MusicPrivate $8,930.00 38%
16California State University, East BayPublic $9,000.03 47%
17California Polytechnic State University, San Luis ObispoPublic $9,321.54 43%
18California State University, FresnoPublic $9,349.92 86%
19San Diego State UniversityPublic $9,648.00 48%
20University of California, Los AngelesPublic $9,934.16 46%
21California State University, BakersfieldPublic $10,394.31 89%
22San Francisco State UniversityPublic $10,547.50 50%
23Sonoma State UniversityPublic $10,597.29 51%
24University of California, DavisPublic $10,969.28 56%
25California State University, San MarcosPublic $11,012.00 50%
26San Diego Christian CollegePrivate $11,142.96 58%
27California State University, SacramentoPublic $11,182.32 54%
28Academy of Art UniversityPrivate $11,746.16 61%
29University of California, Santa BarbaraPublic $11,747.68 56%
30Marymount California UniversityPrivate $11,862.35 67%
31California State Polytechnic University, PomonaPublic $12,000.96 54%
32University of California, IrvinePublic $12,170.52 59%
33University of Southern CaliforniaPrivate $12,287.00 44%
34Santa Clara UniversityPrivate $12,881.29 47%
35University of California, San DiegoPublic $13,212.60 61%
36The Master's College and SeminaryPrivate $13,226.03 59%
37Soka University of AmericaPrivate $13,267.80 70%
38California State University, Monterey BayPublic $13,315.84 64%
39Harvey Mudd CollegePrivate $13,466.67 49%
40Thomas Aquinas CollegePrivate $13,520.80 80%
41University of California, Santa CruzPublic $14,451.20 64%
42University of San DiegoPrivate $14,584.98 51%
43University of California, RiversidePublic $14,810.16 69%
44California State University, San BernardinoPublic $14,810.24 64%
45Occidental CollegePrivate $15,272.97 51%
46University of California, MercedPublic $15,885.00 75%
47Alliant International University-San DiegoPrivate $16,200.00 60%
48Fresno Pacific University*Private $16,494.00 75%
49Chapman UniversityPrivate $16,992.77 61%
50Loyola Marymount UniversityPrivate $17,072.72 56%
51California Lutheran UniversityPrivate $17,475.32 62%
52Humboldt State UniversityPublic $18,459.21 77%
53University of San FranciscoPrivate $19,633.58 58%
54Pepperdine UniversityPrivate $19,847.40 57%
55California College of the ArtsPrivate $20,467.32 51%
56Simpson UniversityPrivate $20,707.59 69%
57Azusa Pacific UniversityPrivate $21,056.04 69%
58William Jessup UniversityPrivate $22,341.44 88%
59Otis College of Art and Design*Private $22,911.92 68%
60Menlo College*Private $23,056.11 77%
61Concordia University IrvinePrivate $23,222.03 73%
62University of the PacificPrivate $23,452.41 69%
63Westmont CollegePrivate $23,873.92 73%
64Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaPrivate $24,026.31 77%
65Notre Dame de Namur University*Private $24,137.96 77%
66Biola UniversityPrivate $24,228.40 68%
67Hope International UniversityPrivate $24,857.64 87%
68California Christian CollegePrivate $25,000.00 100%
69University of La VernePrivate $25,292.08 82%
70La Sierra University*Private $25,738.21 71%
71Point Loma Nazarene UniversityPrivate $25,808.42 73%
72Whittier CollegePrivate $26,325.17 79%
73Mills CollegePrivate $26,329.91 79%
74American Jewish UniversityPrivate $27,000.00 90%
75Dominican University of CaliforniaPrivate $29,177.86 79%
76California Baptist UniversityPrivate $29,712.00 80%
77California Institute of the ArtsPrivate $30,490.02 81%
78Mount Saint Mary's UniversityPrivate $30,613.50 90%
79Pacific Union CollegePrivate $31,279.50 75%
80Southern California Institute of ArchitecturePrivate $34,179.69 87%
81Laguna College of Art & DesignPrivate $34,200.00 90%
82Woodbury UniversityPrivate $35,344.62 87%
83National UniversityPrivate $39,209.64 74%

Colorado

Overall Rank (low to high): 12

Average Debt Per Graduate: $13,947

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Rocky Mountain College of Art + DesignPrivate $2,332.48 8%
2The Colorado CollegePrivate $8,165.16 37%
3University of Colorado DenverPublic $11,230.70 53%
4University of Colorado BoulderPublic $11,266.20 44%
5University of Colorado Colorado SpringsPublic $11,280.36 52%
6Colorado State UniversityPublic $13,074.32 56%
7University of DenverPrivate $13,476.15 45%
8Fort Lewis CollegePublic $14,452.82 62%
9Western State Colorado UniversityPublic $15,438.80 65%
10Regis UniversityPrivate $17,158.08 61%
11University of Northern ColoradoPublic $17,327.14 62%
12Colorado Mesa UniversityPublic $18,973.36 68%
13Metropolitan State University of DenverPublic $19,105.39 71%
14Colorado School of MinesPublic $19,547.40 60%
15Colorado State University-PuebloPublic $19,661.52 68%
16Nazarene Bible College*Private $21,304.96 64%
17Adams State UniversityPublic $23,685.75 75%
18Naropa UniversityPrivate $25,593.33 67%
19Platt CollegePrivate $41,737.92 96%

Connecticut

Overall Rank (low to high): 48

Average Debt Per Graduate: $21,805

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Yale UniversityPrivate $2,638.57 17%
2Wesleyan UniversityPrivate $11,187.00 45%
3Trinity CollegePrivate $12,549.69 41%
4University of BridgeportPrivate $14,416.00 68%
5University of Connecticut*Public $15,999.36 64%
6Connecticut CollegePrivate $16,026.06 47%
7Post UniversityPrivate $17,006.64 84%
8Central Connecticut State UniversityPublic $19,823.20 71%
9Southern Connecticut State UniversityPublic $21,265.09 77%
10Eastern Connecticut State UniversityPublic $22,976.46 78%
11Fairfield UniversityPrivate $26,370.40 68%
12University of Saint JosephPrivate $26,709.44 76%
13Quinnipiac UniversityPrivate $32,074.91 67%
14Sacred Heart UniversityPrivate $34,354.80 72%
15Albertus Magnus CollegePrivate $35,603.75 91%
16University of New HavenPrivate $36,962.73 81%

Delaware

Overall Rank: Not enough information to rank

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of DelawarePublic $20,801.61 61%
2Delaware State UniversityPublic $29,981.88 92%

Florida

Overall Rank (low to high): 10

Average Debt Per Graduate: $12,836

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1St. Petersburg CollegePublic $872.90 29%
2New College of FloridaPublic $7,283.04 48%
3University of MiamiPrivate $7,600.00 40%
4University of FloridaPublic $9,042.04 43%
5Florida International UniversityPublic $9,080.64 48%
6University of North FloridaPublic $9,504.04 49%
7Lynn UniversityPrivate $10,036.80 32%
8Florida Gulf Coast UniversityPublic $10,450.28 46%
9The Baptist College of FloridaPrivate $10,819.62 63%
10Florida Atlantic UniversityPublic $10,842.74 53%
11University of Central FloridaPublic $11,348.48 52%
12Florida State UniversityPublic $11,914.24 52%
13University of South FloridaPublic $13,363.50 59%
14Rollins CollegePrivate $14,727.50 50%
15Hodges UniversityPrivate $14,931.00 84%
16Ave Maria UniversityPrivate $15,164.18 59%
17Webber International UniversityPrivate $16,160.49 69%
18Beacon CollegePrivate $16,200.00 60%
19Trinity College of FloridaPrivate $16,953.98 58%
20Nova Southeastern UniversityPrivate $18,205.62 58%
21Florida Institute of TechnologyPrivate $18,367.65 51%
22Flagler CollegePrivate $19,360.99 67%
23Eckerd CollegePrivate $19,432.20 60%
24Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityPrivate $19,462.40 64%
25The University of TampaPrivate $20,690.64 62%
26Saint Leo UniversityPrivate $20,772.88 73%
27Florida Southern CollegePrivate $21,355.42 73%
28Stetson UniversityPrivate $22,385.67 69%
29Bethune-Cookman UniversityPrivate $23,208.50 95%
30Barry UniversityPrivate $26,688.64 68%
31Ringling College of Art and DesignPrivate $27,060.39 63%
32Florida Agricultural and Mechanical UniversityPublic $28,458.32 88%

Georgia

Overall Rank (low to high): 21

Average Debt Per Graduate: $15,947

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Dalton State CollegePublic $990.00 33%
2Georgia Institute of TechnologyPublic $10,072.80 40%
3University of GeorgiaPublic $10,601.76 48%
4Emory UniversityPrivate $11,063.03 41%
5Georgia College & State UniversityPublic $13,045.76 56%
6Covenant CollegePrivate $14,439.10 58%
7Reinhardt University*Private $14,638.05 63%
8Berry CollegePrivate $15,751.68 64%
9Oglethorpe UniversityPrivate $15,784.16 68%
10Kennesaw State UniversityPublic $15,827.49 63%
11Young Harris CollegePrivate $16,375.77 69%
12Mercer UniversityPrivate $18,161.49 69%
13Georgia Southern UniversityPublic $18,647.25 69%
14Truett-McConnell CollegePrivate $19,190.76 76%
15Georgia State UniversityPublic $19,729.48 71%
16Emmanuel CollegePrivate $19,802.09 77%
17Wesleyan CollegePrivate $20,837.80 43%
18Georgia Southwestern State UniversityPublic $21,233.64 76%
19Valdosta State UniversityPublic $21,663.00 75%
20Columbus State UniversityPublic $22,084.56 74%
21Toccoa Falls CollegePrivate $22,350.33 81%
22University of West GeorgiaPublic $23,192.03 79%
23Piedmont CollegePrivate $23,431.20 80%
24Savannah College of Art and DesignPrivate $23,616.44 58%
25Spelman CollegePrivate $25,063.50 77%
26Agnes Scott CollegePrivate $25,118.00 76%
27LaGrange CollegePrivate $25,407.72 78%
28Clayton State UniversityPublic $25,555.32 84%
29Morehouse CollegePrivate $26,101.60 80%
30Brenau UniversityPrivate $27,000.62 79%
31Albany State University*Public $36,283.02 93%
32Clark Atlanta UniversityPrivate $39,182.40 96%

Hawaii

Overall Rank (low to high): 5

Average Debt Per Graduate: $11,792

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of Hawaii at ManoaPublic $10,953.60 48%
2University of Hawaii at Hilo*Public $14,579.30 62%
3Chaminade University of HonoluluPrivate $17,560.96 64%

Idaho

Overall Rank (low to high): 36

Average Debt Per Graduate: $18,228

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of IdahoPublic $15,564.88 58%
2Lewis-Clark State CollegePublic $20,055.75 75%
3Idaho State UniversityPublic $20,688.27 69%
4Boise State UniversityPublic $21,149.88 79%
5The College of IdahoPrivate $21,605.50 70%
6Northwest Nazarene UniversityPrivate $25,680.76 82%

Illinois

Overall Rank (low to high): 40

Average Debt Per Graduate: $19,374

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Northeastern Illinois UniversityPublic $2,042.69 13%
2East-West University*Private $2,870.00 70%
3Blessing-Rieman College of NursingPrivate $5,907.91 71%
4University of ChicagoPrivate $7,238.94 34%
5Northwestern UniversityPrivate $10,372.95 45%
6Southern Illinois University EdwardsvillePublic $12,073.86 58%
7University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPublic $12,724.00 50%
8Wheaton CollegePrivate $15,423.94 58%
9University of Illinois at ChicagoPublic $15,498.63 63%
10Principia CollegePrivate $16,255.08 81%
11Illinois Institute of TechnologyPrivate $18,035.71 59%
12University of Illinois at SpringfieldPublic $19,137.88 74%
13Lincoln Christian University*Private $19,695.06 77%
14Illinois State University*Public $19,742.45 65%
15DePaul UniversityPrivate $20,353.76 68%
16Elmhurst CollegePrivate $20,719.59 73%
17McKendree UniversityPrivate $22,096.60 85%
18Greenville CollegePrivate $22,192.56 78%
19Knox CollegePrivate $22,197.92 68%
20Bradley UniversityPrivate $22,474.40 80%
21Aurora UniversityPrivate $22,523.71 83%
22Loyola University ChicagoPrivate $22,542.50 71%
23School of the Art Institute of Chicago*Private $22,732.38 54%
24VanderCook College of MusicPrivate $22,874.88 84%
25Southern Illinois University CarbondalePublic $22,968.72 69%
26Benedictine UniversityPrivate $23,338.84 76%
27Eastern Illinois UniversityPublic $23,672.11 77%
28Lewis UniversityPrivate $23,910.04 77%
29Concordia University ChicagoPrivate $24,155.49 83%
30Illinois Wesleyan UniversityPrivate $24,301.11 69%
31Western Illinois UniversityPublic $24,383.43 81%
32Trinity Christian CollegePrivate $24,651.66 82%
33Quincy UniversityPrivate $24,888.09 87%
34Shimer College*Private $25,125.00 100%
35Illinois CollegePrivate $25,249.60 80%
36University of St. FrancisPrivate $25,397.19 91%
37Dominican UniversityPrivate $25,525.82 83%
38Chicago State University*Public $26,163.28 88%
39National Louis University*Private $26,312.00 88%
40Northern Illinois UniversityPublic $26,808.32 77%
41Augustana CollegePrivate $27,325.76 77%
42Eureka CollegePrivate $27,328.35 85%
43Olivet Nazarene UniversityPrivate $27,917.72 82%
44Monmouth CollegePrivate $27,926.18 83%
45Saint Xavier UniversityPrivate $28,298.02 83%
46Millikin UniversityPrivate $29,433.50 86%
47Robert Morris University IllinoisPrivate $30,365.30 98%
48Judson University*Private $30,528.90 90%
49Rockford UniversityPrivate $32,640.00 85%
50North Central CollegePrivate $34,460.91 99%
51MacMurray CollegePrivate $39,282.09 97%

Indiana

Overall Rank (low to high): 28

Average Debt Per Graduate: $17,109

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Indiana University-Purdue University Fort WaynePublic $3,028.19 11%
2DePauw UniversityPrivate $12,735.10 49%
3Indiana University BloomingtonPublic $13,286.88 48%
4Purdue UniversityPublic $13,301.28 48%
5University of Notre DamePrivate $13,618.50 50%
6Taylor UniversityPrivate $14,429.25 55%
7Purdue University Northwest*Public $15,148.32 66%
8Earlham CollegePrivate $15,470.40 60%
9University of Southern IndianaPublic $16,579.76 68%
10Indiana University SoutheastPublic $16,938.24 64%
11Purdue University NorthwestPublic $17,857.28 64%
12Goshen CollegePrivate $18,290.16 72%
13Indiana University KokomoPublic $19,063.20 78%
14Indiana State UniversityPublic $19,769.04 72%
15Ball State UniversityPublic $19,967.04 72%
16Indiana University EastPublic $20,573.60 80%
17Calumet College of Saint JosephPrivate $21,118.50 90%
18Indiana Wesleyan UniversityPrivate $21,387.54 73%
19Hanover CollegePrivate $21,679.76 76%
20Indiana University-Purdue University IndianapolisPublic $21,828.96 72%
21University of EvansvillePrivate $22,019.23 71%
22Indiana University South BendPublic $22,241.40 76%
23Indiana University NorthwestPublic $22,335.12 72%
24Bethel CollegePrivate $22,406.32 76%
25Saint Mary's CollegePrivate $22,862.96 68%
26Butler UniversityPrivate $23,088.00 65%
27Valparaiso UniversityPrivate $24,323.88 69%
28Trine UniversityPrivate $24,852.36 78%
29Saint Joseph's CollegePrivate $25,120.98 67%
30University of IndianapolisPrivate $26,695.68 79%
31Huntington UniversityPrivate $26,727.48 78%
32Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyPrivate $26,754.56 64%
33Franklin CollegePrivate $27,612.00 80%
34Wabash CollegePrivate $29,953.56 91%
35Manchester UniversityPrivate $30,074.16 87%
36Indiana TechPrivate $30,964.56 74%
37Crossroads Bible CollegePrivate $37,497.00 100%

Iowa

Overall Rank (low to high): 37

Average Debt Per Graduate: $19,064

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Grinnell CollegePrivate $9,429.38 59%
2Upper Iowa UniversityPrivate $12,947.73 43%
3The University of IowaPublic $14,673.21 51%
4University of Northern IowaPublic $16,841.52 72%
5Iowa State University of Science and TechnologyPublic $17,645.44 64%
6Drake UniversityPrivate $19,982.30 65%
7Loras CollegePrivate $22,306.78 71%
8Dordt CollegePrivate $22,549.20 76%
9Cornell CollegePrivate $22,784.60 74%
10Northwestern CollegePrivate $23,050.04 76%
11Mount Mercy UniversityPrivate $23,410.64 88%
12Buena Vista UniversityPrivate $23,779.60 85%
13Iowa Wesleyan UniversityPrivate $24,864.00 75%
14Graceland UniversityPrivate $24,867.20 76%
15University of DubuquePrivate $25,737.21 87%
16Coe CollegePrivate $25,905.92 74%
17Luther CollegePrivate $26,860.50 75%
18Briar Cliff UniversityPrivate $27,276.40 95%
19Central CollegePrivate $28,991.82 78%
20St. Ambrose UniversityPrivate $29,540.06 74%
21Grand View UniversityPrivate $30,177.69 87%
22Simpson CollegePrivate $30,256.80 84%
23Morningside CollegePrivate $30,914.42 86%
24Wartburg CollegePrivate $31,880.16 78%
25Waldorf College*Private $33,494.00 100%
26Clarke UniversityPrivate $33,521.88 84%

Kansas

Overall Rank (low to high): 30

Average Debt Per Graduate: $17,313

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Barclay CollegePrivate $5,198.40 72%
2The University of KansasPublic $14,295.84 52%
3Kansas State UniversityPublic $14,963.42 58%
4Pittsburg State UniversityPublic $16,195.68 69%
5Friends UniversityPrivate $16,346.88 86%
6Washburn UniversityPublic $16,772.20 68%
7Emporia State UniversityPublic $17,396.40 70%
8Newman University*Private $18,359.11 77%
9Fort Hays State UniversityPublic $19,223.40 70%
10Wichita State UniversityPublic $20,753.25 59%
11Southwestern CollegePrivate $22,211.84 67%
12Sterling CollegePrivate $22,859.01 81%
13McPherson College*Private $24,608.90 86%
14Kansas Wesleyan UniversityPrivate $32,442.08 88%
15Benedictine CollegePrivate $34,559.36 88%
16Tabor CollegePrivate $39,624.48 84%

Kentucky

Overall Rank (low to high): 32

Average Debt Per Graduate: $17,591

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Alice Lloyd CollegePrivate $4,448.22 42%
2Berea CollegePrivate $5,391.04 68%
3University of Kentucky*Public $10,291.82 41%
4University of LouisvillePublic $12,213.76 52%
5Murray State UniversityPublic $13,299.00 50%
6Campbellsville UniversityPrivate $13,982.40 72%
7Centre CollegePrivate $15,683.25 55%
8Transylvania UniversityPrivate $17,239.68 64%
9Western Kentucky UniversityPublic $17,977.68 63%
10Kentucky Christian University*Private $18,652.58 61%
11Northern Kentucky UniversityPublic $18,826.65 69%
12Morehead State UniversityPublic $18,949.70 70%
13University of the CumberlandsPrivate $19,150.48 76%
14Kentucky Wesleyan College*Private $20,044.50 83%
15Lindsey Wilson CollegePrivate $20,474.22 78%
16University of PikevillePrivate $21,010.20 76%
17Kentucky State UniversityPublic $21,656.58 66%
18Bellarmine UniversityPrivate $21,980.30 73%
19Eastern Kentucky UniversityPublic $22,497.14 73%
20Georgetown CollegePrivate $23,762.92 76%
21Thomas More CollegePrivate $24,380.54 73%
22Asbury University*Private $27,411.93 91%
23Union CollegePrivate $27,460.44 84%

Louisiana

Overall Rank (low to high): 4

Average Debt Per Graduate: $11,275

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Louisiana Tech UniversityPublic $9,324.84 51%
2Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegePublic $9,803.60 40%
3University of New OrleansPublic $10,923.55 55%
4Southeastern Louisiana UniversityPublic $12,709.44 54%
5Tulane UniversityPrivate $13,456.80 42%
6Louisiana CollegePrivate $15,159.54 66%
7Loyola University New OrleansPrivate $16,085.12 64%
8Centenary College of LouisianaPrivate $17,523.60 68%
9Xavier University of LouisianaPrivate $21,375.90 87%
10Dillard University*Private $30,095.00 100%
11University of Holy CrossPrivate $37,201.05 95%
12Grambling State UniversityPublic $51,368.13 99%

Maine

Overall Rank (low to high): 27

Average Debt Per Graduate: $16,929

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Bowdoin CollegePrivate $7,100.22 34%
2Colby CollegePrivate $7,469.44 32%
3Bates CollegePrivate $7,767.63 39%
4College of the AtlanticPrivate $13,341.16 58%
5University of Maine at MachiasPublic $17,467.20 80%
6University of Maine at Fort KentPublic $19,740.60 66%
7University of Maine at Presque IslePublic $21,598.92 84%
8Husson UniversityPrivate $24,057.90 90%
9University of Maine at Augusta*Public $24,353.33 79%
10University of MainePublic $25,349.17 77%
11University of Maine at FarmingtonPublic $29,006.68 92%
12Thomas CollegePrivate $35,032.32 96%
13Maine Maritime Academy*Public $35,999.92 88%

Maryland

Overall Rank (low to high): 17

Average Debt Per Graduate: $14,744

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Johns Hopkins UniversityPrivate $10,374.84 42%
2St. Mary's College of MarylandPublic $11,424.51 51%
3University of Maryland, College ParkPublic $11,531.74 43%
4University of Maryland, Baltimore CountyPublic $13,576.71 51%
5Salisbury UniversityPublic $14,464.32 57%
6Towson UniversityPublic $16,244.55 63%
7Frostburg State UniversityPublic $17,417.07 73%
8Hood CollegePrivate $19,853.81 73%
9Goucher CollegePrivate $20,923.50 65%
10Loyola University MarylandPrivate $20,968.75 61%
11Washington CollegePrivate $23,674.24 64%
12McDaniel CollegePrivate $23,770.80 71%
13Bowie State UniversityPublic $24,681.71 83%
14Mount St. Mary's UniversityPrivate $24,720.44 74%
15Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins UniversityPrivate $25,016.53 77%
16St. John's CollegePrivate $25,316.88 74%
17Notre Dame of Maryland University*Private $27,494.10 85%
18Stevenson UniversityPrivate $28,635.53 77%
19Morgan State University*Public $29,165.76 82%
20Capitol Technology University*Private $34,609.00 100%

Massachusetts

Overall Rank (low to high): 43

Average Debt Per Graduate: $19,854

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Amherst CollegePrivate $3,939.00 25%
2Harvard UniversityPrivate $4,013.52 24%
3Wellesley CollegePrivate $6,102.95 49%
4Williams CollegePrivate $7,134.99 43%
5Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPrivate $7,515.20 32%
6Franklin W. Olin College of EngineeringPrivate $8,254.28 43%
7Tufts UniversityPrivate $9,950.30 38%
8New England Conservatory of MusicPrivate $10,147.14 38%
9Boston CollegePrivate $10,780.89 51%
10Smith CollegePrivate $12,923.82 63%
11Babson CollegePrivate $13,852.44 42%
12Hampshire CollegePrivate $14,474.01 57%
13College of the Holy CrossPrivate $15,111.67 59%
14Bentley UniversityPrivate $15,955.38 54%
15Emerson CollegePrivate $16,456.39 73%
16Lesley UniversityPrivate $17,250.00 75%
17Mount Holyoke CollegePrivate $17,483.91 69%
18Brandeis UniversityPrivate $17,893.00 58%
19University of Massachusetts BostonPublic $18,722.88 66%
20Eastern Nazarene College*Private $19,443.27 77%
21Fitchburg State UniversityPublic $20,163.96 79%
22Westfield State UniversityPublic $20,341.20 69%
23Massachusetts College of Art and DesignPublic $20,361.92 76%
24Worcester State UniversityPublic $21,188.86 77%
25Wheaton CollegePrivate $21,347.04 66%
26Boston UniversityPrivate $21,393.45 53%
27University of Massachusetts AmherstPublic $22,370.60 70%
28Massachusetts College of Liberal ArtsPublic $22,394.88 81%
29School of the Museum of Fine Arts, BostonPrivate $22,889.37 69%
30Regis CollegePrivate $22,969.10 95%
31Framingham State UniversityPublic $23,594.40 80%
32University of Massachusetts LowellPublic $25,041.15 81%
33Newbury College*Private $25,257.64 82%
34Stonehill CollegePrivate $25,795.92 76%
35Wentworth Institute of TechnologyPrivate $25,972.83 79%
36Clark UniversityPrivate $26,365.12 94%
37Pine Manor CollegePrivate $26,709.75 81%
38University of Massachusetts DartmouthPublic $26,817.84 84%
39Nichols CollegePrivate $28,116.48 84%
40Gordon CollegePrivate $28,838.58 82%
41Bay Path UniversityPrivate $30,441.56 89%
42Endicott CollegePrivate $30,788.25 75%
43Bridgewater State UniversityPublic $31,333.54 98%
44Emmanuel CollegePrivate $31,666.32 84%
45American International College*Private $31,672.43 89%
46Suffolk UniversityPrivate $31,938.00 75%
47Massachusetts Maritime AcademyPublic $32,293.65 89%
48Elms CollegePrivate $34,006.90 89%
49Springfield CollegePrivate $35,254.56 88%
50Curry CollegePrivate $37,313.68 86%
51Lasell CollegePrivate $37,438.48 92%
52Western New England UniversityPrivate $39,489.12 88%
53Wheelock CollegePrivate $39,686.50 85%

Michigan

Overall Rank (low to high): 35

Average Debt Per Graduate: $18,174

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Michigan State UniversityPublic $11,219.13 43%
2University of MichiganPublic $11,454.96 44%
3Grace Bible College*Private $12,700.93 59%
4Hillsdale CollegePrivate $13,745.28 48%
5Aquinas CollegePrivate $17,020.96 76%
6Kalamazoo CollegePrivate $17,546.04 61%
7University of Michigan-DearbornPublic $17,774.90 65%
8Wayne State UniversityPublic $17,896.68 73%
9Oakland UniversityPublic $18,705.70 65%
10Calvin CollegePrivate $19,366.32 62%
11Lake Superior State UniversityPublic $19,367.28 74%
12Northern Michigan UniversityPublic $19,803.42 63%
13University of Michigan-FlintPublic $20,595.96 66%
14Hope CollegePrivate $20,600.32 64%
15Eastern Michigan UniversityPublic $20,751.50 70%
16Grand Valley State UniversityPublic $21,945.44 74%
17Northwood University, Michigan Campus*Private $22,217.04 72%
18Cornerstone UniversityPrivate $23,001.42 78%
19Olivet CollegePrivate $23,378.64 87%
20Adrian College*Private $24,134.67 87%
21Kuyper CollegePrivate $24,185.78 86%
22University of Detroit MercyPrivate $24,432.75 75%
23Alma CollegePrivate $24,771.75 75%
24Central Michigan UniversityPublic $25,034.25 75%
25Western Michigan UniversityPublic $25,189.60 74%
26Albion CollegePrivate $25,253.84 68%
27Concordia University Ann ArborPrivate $25,320.78 82%
28Michigan Technological UniversityPublic $26,090.93 73%
29Andrews UniversityPrivate $26,532.80 70%
30Lawrence Technological UniversityPrivate $28,273.44 69%
31Spring Arbor UniversityPrivate $28,686.51 87%
32Ferris State UniversityPublic $29,241.20 82%

Minnesota

Overall Rank (low to high): 47

Average Debt Per Graduate: $21,744

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Carleton CollegePrivate $8,225.83 41%
2Martin Luther CollegePrivate $14,654.32 62%
3Macalester CollegePrivate $15,136.53 69%
4University of Minnesota, Twin Cities CampusPublic $15,343.54 59%
5St. Olaf CollegePrivate $16,881.69 57%
6University of Minnesota, MorrisPublic $16,956.55 65%
7Southwest Minnesota State UniversityPublic $18,817.62 93%
8University of Northwestern-St. Paul*Private $19,439.20 80%
9St. Cloud State UniversityPublic $22,539.60 72%
10University of Minnesota, CrookstonPublic $22,647.20 80%
11Concordia University, St. PaulPrivate $22,648.92 84%
12Minnesota State University MankatoPublic $23,026.58 74%
13Augsburg College*Private $23,289.66 86%
14University of Minnesota, DuluthPublic $23,385.20 76%
15Crown College*Private $26,258.81 79%
16University of St. ThomasPrivate $26,261.95 65%
17Bethel UniversityPrivate $26,450.28 76%
18Saint John's UniversityPrivate $27,245.56 68%
19Winona State UniversityPublic $27,331.15 77%
20Minnesota State University MoorheadPublic $27,667.92 84%
21Hamline UniversityPrivate $27,692.95 83%
22Bethany Lutheran CollegePrivate $28,116.00 88%
23Gustavus Adolphus CollegePrivate $28,550.07 81%
24College of Saint BenedictPrivate $28,550.30 73%
25Minneapolis College of Art and Design*Private $29,392.00 88%
26St. Catherine UniversityPrivate $33,277.50 85%
27Saint Mary's University of MinnesotaPrivate $33,518.52 84%
28The College of St. ScholasticaPrivate $35,251.08 76%
29McNally Smith College of MusicPrivate $53,973.64 68%

Mississippi

Overall Rank: 34

Average Debt Per Graduate: $17,748

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Blue Mountain CollegePrivate $12,814.90 70%
2University of MississippiPublic $13,767.50 50%
3Mississippi CollegePrivate $16,345.84 56%
4Mississippi State UniversityPublic $16,425.36 56%
5Millsaps CollegePrivate $17,122.39 59%
6University of Southern MississippiPublic $20,084.52 69%
7Belhaven UniversityPrivate $23,493.02 79%
8Mississippi University for WomenPublic $25,162.29 79%
9Alcorn State UniversityPublic $28,743.73 83%
10Jackson State UniversityPublic $32,274.00 88%

Missouri

Overall Rank (low to high): 23

Average Debt Per Graduate: $16,206

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1College of the OzarksPrivate $373.73 7%
2Washington University in St. LouisPrivate $7,030.47 29%
3Park University*Private $7,297.95 33%
4Calvary Bible College and Theological SeminaryPrivate $9,763.74 63%
5Missouri Southern State UniversityPublic $10,319.00 50%
6Columbia CollegePrivate $12,462.95 53%
7University of MissouriPublic $13,290.60 51%
8Truman State UniversityPublic $13,563.20 56%
9University of Missouri-Kansas CityPublic $14,761.20 60%
10Drury UniversityPrivate $15,077.07 57%
11Missouri State UniversityPublic $16,434.81 63%
12Southeast Missouri State UniversityPublic $16,626.33 63%
13University of Missouri-St. LouisPublic $16,691.64 62%
14Rockhurst UniversityPrivate $17,934.70 70%
15Missouri Western State UniversityPublic $18,470.65 71%
16Fontbonne UniversityPrivate $18,696.37 77%
17Missouri Valley College*Private $19,152.00 76%
18Conception Seminary CollegePrivate $19,353.18 71%
19University of Central MissouriPublic $19,776.75 75%
20Saint Louis UniversityPrivate $20,427.07 61%
21Southwest Baptist University*Private $20,493.55 77%
22Stephens College*Private $20,654.48 77%
23Westminster CollegePrivate $20,701.10 70%
24Northwest Missouri State UniversityPublic $20,929.10 73%
25Kansas City Art InstitutePrivate $21,250.00 85%
26Missouri Baptist UniversityPrivate $21,341.64 93%
27Maryville University of Saint LouisPrivate $21,870.24 69%
28William Jewell CollegePrivate $22,738.32 72%
29Lindenwood UniversityPrivate $23,227.40 70%
30William Woods UniversityPrivate $23,480.00 80%
31Lincoln UniversityPublic $24,224.64 74%
32Missouri University of Science and TechnologyPublic $24,269.04 74%
33Webster UniversityPrivate $24,607.44 78%
34Evangel UniversityPrivate $26,379.60 76%
35Culver-Stockton CollegePrivate $27,106.17 91%
36Central Methodist UniversityPrivate $29,932.32 88%
37Saint Louis Christian College*Private $30,337.00 92%

Montana

Overall Rank (low to high): 20

Average Debt Per Graduate: $15,909

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of MontanaPublic $13,638.39 57%
2The University of Montana WesternPublic $13,848.23 67%
3Montana Tech of The University of MontanaPublic $14,408.90 55%
4Montana State UniversityPublic $15,773.04 57%
5Montana State University-Northern*Public $16,237.40 76%
6Carroll CollegePrivate $18,613.64 62%
7Montana State University BillingsPublic $18,840.36 66%
8Rocky Mountain CollegePrivate $20,106.00 72%
9University of Great FallsPrivate $20,272.56 77%

Nebraska

Overall Rank (low to high): 29

Average Debt Per Graduate: $17,181

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of Nebraska at KearneyPublic $11,430.72 56%
2University of Nebraska-LincolnPublic $13,284.99 57%
3University of Nebraska at Omaha*Public $17,194.24 64%
4Creighton UniversityPrivate $19,261.44 57%
5Hastings CollegePrivate $19,726.64 71%
6Concordia University, NebraskaPrivate $20,291.80 71%
7Nebraska Wesleyan University*Private $20,776.98 74%
8Union CollegePrivate $22,904.62 67%
9Doane UniversityPrivate $24,189.03 81%
10Nebraska Methodist CollegePrivate $26,559.00 75%
11College of Saint MaryPrivate $33,375.13 83%

Nevada

Overall Rank (low to high): 3

Average Debt Per Graduate: $11,038

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of Nevada, RenoPublic $10,452.00 48%
2University of Nevada, Las VegasPublic $11,698.30 47%

New Hampshire

Overall Rank (low to high): 50

Average Debt Per Graduate: $25,740

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Dartmouth CollegePrivate $8,228.05 43%
2Northeast Catholic CollegePrivate $12,912.06 71%
3Thomas More College of Liberal ArtsPrivate $15,243.80 65%
4University of New Hampshire at ManchesterPublic $23,190.09 77%
5Plymouth State UniversityPublic $28,097.52 87%
6University of New HampshirePublic $28,676.34 77%
7Saint Anselm CollegePrivate $29,548.83 83%
8New England CollegePrivate $29,964.44 82%
9Southern New Hampshire UniversityPrivate $30,087.72 78%
10Franklin Pierce UniversityPrivate $31,854.18 87%
11Keene State CollegePublic $33,125.35 85%
12Daniel Webster College*Private $38,358.60 84%

New Jersey

Overall Rank (low to high): 38

Average Debt Per Graduate: $19,242

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Princeton UniversityPrivate $1,372.32 16%
2Rutgers University-NewarkPublic $13,105.47 51%
3Ramapo College of New JerseyPublic $14,866.50 51%
4Rutgers University-New BrunswickPublic $14,947.06 59%
5Drew UniversityPrivate $16,798.05 69%
6New Jersey City UniversityPublic $17,093.68 73%
7Montclair State UniversityPublic $19,929.70 71%
8Rutgers University-CamdenPublic $20,264.11 71%
9Rider UniversityPrivate $20,498.40 73%
10Caldwell UniversityPrivate $21,904.68 89%
11New Jersey Institute of TechnologyPublic $23,060.90 62%
12Rowan UniversityPublic $23,105.96 73%
13The College of New JerseyPublic $23,676.16 64%
14Felician UniversityPrivate $23,781.75 75%
15Monmouth UniversityPrivate $24,244.99 77%
16Saint Peter's University*Private $24,485.68 76%
17William Paterson University of New JerseyPublic $25,131.68 76%
18Stockton UniversityPublic $25,564.77 77%
19Kean UniversityPublic $25,738.99 79%
20Stevens Institute of TechnologyPrivate $36,183.00 75%
21Georgian Court UniversityPrivate $36,425.03 89%
22Bloomfield CollegePrivate $44,245.30 95%

New Mexico

Overall Rank (low to high): 6

Average Debt Per Graduate: $11,829

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Eastern New Mexico University*Public $97.90 2%
2New Mexico Highlands UniversityPublic $10,131.84 64%
3New Mexico Institute of Mining and TechnologyPublic $10,305.50 50%
4New Mexico State UniversityPublic $11,429.00 55%
5Western New Mexico UniversityPublic $15,834.00 78%
6St. John's CollegePrivate $19,908.20 76%

New York

Overall Rank (low to high): 39

Average Debt Per Graduate: $19,317

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1York College CUNYPublic $306.24 8%
2Baruch College CUNYPublic $1,157.31 21%
3Davis CollegePrivate $1,179.20 22%
4Queens College CUNYPublic $1,301.00 25%
5Webb InstitutePrivate $2,000.00 20%
6Lehman College CUNYPublic $2,131.25 25%
7City College CUNYPublic $3,727.24 22%
8Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and ArtPrivate $3,814.36 22%
9Brooklyn College CUNYPublic $4,570.50 30%
10Hamilton CollegePrivate $6,885.06 39%
11Colgate UniversityPrivate $7,092.06 34%
12Vassar CollegePrivate $8,388.09 47%
13Barnard CollegePrivate $8,803.52 44%
14Hunter College CUNY*Public $9,230.00 71%
15Skidmore CollegePrivate $9,473.94 42%
16SUNY Upstate Medical University*Public $9,544.80 82%
17SUNY Oneonta*Public $10,146.18 66%
18St. Francis College*Private $10,487.40 44%
19Cornell UniversityPrivate $10,489.42 43%
20Yeshiva UniversityPrivate $11,327.47 47%
21SUNY GeneseoPublic $11,547.11 53%
22Farmingdale State CollegePublic $12,907.96 52%
23Stony Brook University, SUNYPublic $13,683.36 58%
24Binghamton University, SUNYPublic $13,697.32 53%
25Fashion Institute of TechnologyPublic $14,090.72 56%
26The New School College of Performing ArtsPrivate $14,100.48 68%
27University at Buffalo, SUNYPublic $14,129.10 54%
28Paul Smith's College*Private $14,719.25 91%
29New York School of Interior DesignPrivate $14,886.56 52%
30New York UniversityPrivate $14,935.20 49%
31St. Joseph's College, New YorkPrivate $15,159.15 57%
32Sarah Lawrence CollegePrivate $15,187.12 68%
33Bard CollegePrivate $15,260.94 54%
34SUNY ESFPublic $15,532.16 64%
35Parsons School of DesignPrivate $15,942.68 52%
36St. Lawrence UniversityPrivate $16,053.60 60%
37State University of New York at New PaltzPublic $16,307.55 63%
38The Juilliard SchoolPrivate $16,466.31 59%
39St. Joseph's College, Long Island CampusPrivate $17,180.80 65%
40University of RochesterPrivate $17,906.34 58%
41University at Albany, SUNYPublic $18,008.90 70%
42Eugene Lang College of Liberal ArtsPrivate $18,342.27 69%
43Buffalo State College, SUNYPublic $18,878.53 73%
44Purchase College, SUNYPublic $19,006.56 67%
45Hilbert CollegePrivate $19,210.40 88%
46SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at CobleskillPublic $19,482.60 76%
47Hartwick CollegePrivate $19,633.63 71%
48The King's CollegePrivate $19,894.31 67%
49Marymount Manhattan CollegePrivate $19,904.94 66%
50Mount Saint Mary CollegePrivate $19,929.14 77%
51Villa Maria CollegePrivate $20,618.78 91%
52Hobart and William Smith CollegesPrivate $20,702.40 60%
53Mercy CollegePrivate $21,141.00 81%
54Dominican CollegePrivate $21,281.60 94%
55Union CollegePrivate $21,319.40 67%
56Niagara UniversityPrivate $21,889.30 71%
57SUNY PlattsburghPublic $22,182.42 78%
58SUNY OswegoPublic $22,401.60 80%
59St. Thomas Aquinas CollegePrivate $22,425.00 78%
60Elmira CollegePrivate $22,545.54 81%
61SUNY PotsdamPublic $22,564.77 79%
62Adelphi UniversityPrivate $22,769.80 68%
63SUNY College of Technology at DelhiPublic $22,977.27 81%
64Fordham UniversityPrivate $23,316.34 62%
65Monroe CollegePrivate $23,351.22 83%
66Syracuse UniversityPrivate $23,360.00 64%
67Canisius CollegePrivate $23,921.37 73%
68Iona CollegePrivate $23,964.71 77%
69Long Island University-LIU PostPrivate $24,226.80 65%
70Clarkson UniversityPrivate $24,360.00 84%
71Morrisville State CollegePublic $24,644.28 82%
72Marist CollegePrivate $24,754.15 71%
73The College at Brockport, SUNYPublic $24,757.44 82%
74St. John's UniversityPrivate $24,884.25 75%
75Houghton CollegePrivate $25,005.08 82%
76SUNY FredoniaPublic $25,664.52 84%
77Pace University*Private $26,227.08 74%
78School of Visual ArtsPrivate $26,870.24 58%
79Manhattanville CollegePrivate $26,907.72 84%
80Roberts Wesleyan CollegePrivate $26,960.00 80%
81LIM CollegePrivate $27,996.00 75%
82Manhattan CollegePrivate $28,086.75 75%
83SUNY College of Technology at CantonPublic $28,181.85 89%
84St. John Fisher CollegePrivate $28,450.80 84%
85Ithaca CollegePrivate $28,635.12 72%
86Siena CollegePrivate $28,655.64 78%
87St. Bonaventure UniversityPrivate $29,316.21 77%
88Rochester Institute of TechnologyPrivate $29,412.46 77%
89Nyack CollegePrivate $29,469.50 85%
90The Sage CollegesPrivate $30,326.37 93%
91Le Moyne CollegePrivate $30,748.08 88%
92D'Youville CollegePrivate $30,847.17 93%
93The Culinary Institute of AmericaPrivate $30,915.06 66%
94Cazenovia CollegePrivate $31,011.60 86%
95Alfred UniversityPrivate $31,072.71 83%
96Five Towns CollegePrivate $31,099.20 88%
97The College of Saint RosePrivate $32,060.16 88%
98Wells College*Private $32,118.24 88%
99Nazareth College of RochesterPrivate $32,636.52 84%
100Long Island University-LIU BrooklynPrivate $36,090.40 80%
101Utica CollegePrivate $36,247.68 84%
102The New School for Public EngagementPrivate $38,232.50 82%
103The College of New RochellePrivate $38,397.84 93%
104Metropolitan College of New YorkPrivate $45,704.26 98%

North Carolina

Overall Rank (low to high): 13

Average Debt Per Graduate: $14,057

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Davidson CollegePrivate $5,380.83 27%
2Duke UniversityPrivate $6,686.40 35%
3The University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPublic $8,252.07 41%
4North Carolina State UniversityPublic $9,603.55 55%
5The University of North Carolina WilmingtonPublic $10,231.26 39%
6Montreat CollegePrivate $11,043.76 52%
7Appalachian State UniversityPublic $12,709.76 56%
8University of North Carolina at AshevillePublic $13,385.31 57%
9Elon UniversityPrivate $13,597.46 43%
10Piedmont International UniversityPrivate $13,650.96 69%
11University of North Carolina School of the ArtsPublic $14,072.14 62%
12Wake Forest UniversityPrivate $14,252.94 39%
13Wingate UniversityPrivate $14,469.60 48%
14Warren Wilson CollegePrivate $14,745.28 71%
15Heritage Bible CollegePrivate $15,000.00 100%
16William Peace UniversityPrivate $16,047.17 43%
17Elizabeth City State UniversityPublic $17,502.48 81%
18Saint Augustine's UniversityPrivate $18,135.00 93%
19St. Andrews UniversityPrivate $18,165.75 75%
20Western Carolina UniversityPublic $18,338.82 69%
21The University of North Carolina at CharlottePublic $18,541.56 68%
22The University of North Carolina at GreensboroPublic $18,808.56 72%
23East Carolina UniversityPublic $18,886.32 68%
24Campbell UniversityPrivate $19,156.66 73%
25The University of North Carolina at PembrokePublic $19,818.58 82%
26North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State UniversityPublic $19,961.40 76%
27University of Mount OlivePrivate $21,389.40 90%
28Belmont Abbey CollegePrivate $21,642.52 76%
29Catawba CollegePrivate $21,720.75 75%
30Lenoir-Rhyne UniversityPrivate $22,325.16 78%
31Fayetteville State UniversityPublic $22,693.50 90%
32Gardner-Webb UniversityPrivate $22,748.11 77%
33Guilford CollegePrivate $22,931.04 88%
34Meredith CollegePrivate $23,455.17 69%
35Queens University of CharlottePrivate $24,302.88 72%
36Johnson C. Smith UniversityPrivate $25,723.62 78%
37Brevard CollegePrivate $26,447.96 77%
38Methodist UniversityPrivate $29,140.02 78%
39Mid-Atlantic Christian UniversityPrivate $31,422.30 91%
40North Carolina Central UniversityPublic $33,616.32 96%
41Greensboro CollegePrivate $38,287.92 88%
42Chowan UniversityPrivate $38,925.20 92%
43Charlotte Christian College and Theological SeminaryPrivate $50,033.00 100%

North Dakota

Overall Rank (low to high): 25

Average Debt Per Graduate: $16,610

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Minot State UniversityPublic $12,863.00 50%
2Dickinson State UniversityPublic $15,383.34 63%
3Valley City State UniversityPublic $19,151.64 69%
4University of JamestownPrivate $19,682.88 58%
5Mayville State UniversityPublic $23,021.04 71%

Ohio

Overall Rank (low to high): 41

Average Debt Per Graduate: $19,495

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Pontifical College Josephinum*Private $3,984.24 26%
2Kenyon CollegePrivate $9,720.00 36%
3Oberlin CollegePrivate $11,758.46 47%
4Mercy College of OhioPrivate $12,869.88 69%
5Denison UniversityPrivate $13,886.50 50%
6Cleveland Institute of MusicPrivate $13,907.70 51%
7The Ohio State UniversityPublic $15,070.00 55%
8Miami UniversityPublic $15,907.95 53%
9Case Western Reserve UniversityPrivate $16,280.34 57%
10Cleveland State UniversityPublic $16,537.80 60%
11The College of WoosterPrivate $17,326.52 62%
12Cedarville UniversityPrivate $17,966.94 61%
13Ohio UniversityPublic $18,534.78 66%
14Ohio University-ChillicothePublic $18,534.78 66%
15Ohio University-Southern CampusPublic $18,534.78 66%
16Ohio University-LancasterPublic $18,534.78 66%
17Ohio University-ZanesvillePublic $18,534.78 66%
18Ohio University-EasternPublic $18,534.78 66%
19University of CincinnatiPublic $18,718.46 67%
20The University of ToledoPublic $19,549.60 70%
21Xavier UniversityPrivate $21,527.77 67%
22Wright State UniversityPublic $21,553.00 70%
23Mount Vernon Nazarene UniversityPrivate $21,889.52 76%
24Youngstown State UniversityPublic $22,129.20 72%
25University of DaytonPrivate $22,158.80 62%
26The University of AkronPublic $22,194.90 70%
27Ohio Wesleyan UniversityPrivate $22,652.70 67%
28Franciscan University of SteubenvillePrivate $23,159.25 75%
29John Carroll UniversityPrivate $23,853.36 76%
30University of Rio Grande*Private $24,610.62 86%
31Bowling Green State UniversityPublic $24,761.88 78%
32Kent State UniversityPublic $24,812.25 75%
33Wittenberg UniversityPrivate $24,949.94 73%
34Columbus College of Art & DesignPrivate $25,114.86 81%
35Mount Carmel College of NursingPrivate $25,314.90 78%
36Otterbein UniversityPrivate $25,804.77 73%
37Muskingum UniversityPrivate $25,808.09 77%
38Capital UniversityPrivate $25,881.66 82%
39Baldwin Wallace UniversityPrivate $26,697.56 82%
40University of Mount UnionPrivate $28,104.80 86%
41Cincinnati Christian UniversityPrivate $28,133.60 80%
42Lake Erie CollegePrivate $28,314.62 83%
43Malone UniversityPrivate $28,439.34 86%
44The University of FindlayPrivate $30,811.65 85%
45Tiffin UniversityPrivate $31,142.88 81%
46Bluffton UniversityPrivate $31,277.45 85%
47Marietta CollegePrivate $31,352.88 78%
48Ashland University*Private $32,733.31 89%
49Heidelberg UniversityPrivate $33,648.30 90%
50Cleveland Institute of ArtPrivate $33,698.70 90%
51Ursuline CollegePrivate $37,142.00 98%

Oklahoma

Overall Rank (low to high): 8

Average Debt Per Graduate: $12,549

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Northwestern Oklahoma State University*Public $6,942.12 41%
2Rogers State UniversityPublic $8,243.64 51%
3Cameron UniversityPublic $9,533.10 43%
4University of Central OklahomaPublic $10,449.60 48%
5Southeastern Oklahoma State UniversityPublic $11,050.88 64%
6East Central UniversityPublic $11,388.60 45%
7Southwestern Oklahoma State UniversityPublic $11,661.58 62%
8University of OklahomaPublic $11,992.20 44%
9Oklahoma State UniversityPublic $12,047.50 50%
10University of Science and Arts of OklahomaPublic $12,245.14 61%
11Northeastern State UniversityPublic $13,054.10 62%
12Oklahoma Baptist UniversityPrivate $14,181.58 58%
13Oklahoma Christian UniversityPrivate $17,166.62 61%
14Oklahoma City UniversityPrivate $17,645.82 62%
15Hillsdale Free Will Baptist College*Private $17,860.00 76%
16The University of TulsaPrivate $18,133.92 49%
17Oral Roberts UniversityPrivate $19,351.41 59%
18Oklahoma Wesleyan UniversityPrivate $22,583.47 83%
19Langston UniversityPublic $33,728.85 85%

Oregon

Overall Rank (low to high): 24

Average Debt Per Graduate: $16,453

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Reed CollegePrivate $10,075.30 53%
2University of OregonPublic $12,774.99 51%
3Oregon College of Art & Craft*Private $14,850.00 66%
4Lewis & Clark CollegePrivate $14,966.49 57%
5Oregon State UniversityPublic $16,104.00 61%
6Willamette UniversityPrivate $17,051.52 64%
7University of PortlandPrivate $17,721.11 61%
8Western Oregon UniversityPublic $18,458.88 66%
9George Fox UniversityPrivate $18,670.07 79%
10Portland State UniversityPublic $20,811.70 65%
11Oregon Institute of Technology*Public $21,373.20 72%
12Warner Pacific CollegePrivate $21,397.53 77%
13Southern Oregon UniversityPublic $21,519.31 89%
14Linfield CollegePrivate $22,149.00 69%
15Eastern Oregon UniversityPublic $22,312.80 72%
16Northwest Christian UniversityPrivate $22,684.70 74%
17Corban UniversityPrivate $22,953.00 84%
18Pacific UniversityPrivate $23,763.99 79%
19Concordia UniversityPrivate $25,562.04 84%

Pennsylvania

Overall Rank (low to high): 49

Average Debt Per Graduate: $24,172

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Haverford CollegePrivate $4,130.00 28%
2Swarthmore CollegePrivate $6,026.46 33%
3University of PennsylvaniaPrivate $7,323.96 28%
4Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary, Overbrook*Private $9,500.00 50%
5Summit UniversityPrivate $11,203.54 38%
6Bucknell UniversityPrivate $11,700.00 52%
7Franklin & Marshall CollegePrivate $13,342.62 51%
8Bryn Mawr CollegePrivate $13,748.40 60%
9Dickinson CollegePrivate $15,459.40 55%
10Carnegie Mellon UniversityPrivate $16,979.76 54%
11Lafayette CollegePrivate $17,134.70 55%
12Muhlenberg CollegePrivate $17,400.39 57%
13Mercyhurst UniversityPrivate $18,059.47 73%
14Villanova UniversityPrivate $18,473.40 55%
15Gettysburg CollegePrivate $18,631.84 61%
16Lehigh UniversityPrivate $18,867.60 54%
17Lancaster Bible CollegePrivate $19,497.99 79%
18Penn State University ParkPublic $20,144.32 56%
19Grove City CollegePrivate $21,088.29 57%
20Clarion University of PennsylvaniaPublic $22,597.36 86%
21Elizabethtown CollegePrivate $22,766.25 75%
22La Roche CollegePrivate $22,861.44 72%
23Point Park University*Private $23,002.40 80%
24Millersville University of PennsylvaniaPublic $23,034.32 68%
25University of PittsburghPublic $23,968.35 63%
26West Chester University of PennsylvaniaPublic $24,023.25 75%
27California University of PennsylvaniaPublic $24,078.28 86%
28East Stroudsburg University of PennsylvaniaPublic $24,098.40 80%
29Marywood UniversityPrivate $24,123.12 83%
30Albright CollegePrivate $24,367.55 79%
31Shippensburg University of PennsylvaniaPublic $24,520.08 78%
32Wilson College*Private $24,642.63 81%
33Messiah CollegePrivate $25,254.00 75%
34Juniata CollegePrivate $25,399.54 71%
35Saint Vincent CollegePrivate $25,599.60 90%
36Bloomsburg University of PennsylvaniaPublic $25,835.16 78%
37Waynesburg UniversityPrivate $25,914.00 84%
38La Salle UniversityPrivate $26,907.66 78%
39Penn State BrandywinePublic $27,270.36 78%
40Susquehanna UniversityPrivate $27,322.77 83%
41Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaPublic $27,553.54 86%
42Lock Haven University of PennsylvaniaPublic $27,671.22 87%
43Chatham UniversityPrivate $27,919.08 84%
44Duquesne UniversityPrivate $28,059.01 73%
45Penn State Lehigh ValleyPublic $28,284.37 79%
46Ursinus CollegePrivate $28,328.68 74%
47Eastern UniversityPrivate $28,439.24 82%
48Penn State BerksPublic $28,682.40 80%
49Penn State AbingtonPublic $28,710.66 82%
50Temple UniversityPublic $28,776.44 77%
51University of Pittsburgh at JohnstownPublic $29,007.95 85%
52Penn State AltoonaPublic $29,709.16 76%
53Penn State YorkPublic $29,827.50 75%
54Indiana University of PennsylvaniaPublic $29,941.48 82%
55Westminster CollegePrivate $30,236.90 83%
56Robert Morris UniversityPrivate $30,339.54 77%
57University of Valley ForgePrivate $30,380.40 87%
58DeSales UniversityPrivate $30,530.52 81%
59Seton Hill UniversityPrivate $30,850.75 85%
60Penn State HarrisburgPublic $30,885.64 76%
61Mansfield University of PennsylvaniaPublic $30,898.08 86%
62Penn State New KensingtonPublic $30,910.41 93%
63Lebanon Valley CollegePrivate $31,049.30 82%
64Kutztown University of PennsylvaniaPublic $31,089.24 84%
65Misericordia UniversityPrivate $31,260.14 86%
66Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaPublic $31,274.60 89%
67Cairn UniversityPrivate $31,351.59 83%
68York College of PennsylvaniaPrivate $31,467.20 80%
69Penn State Greater AlleghenyPublic $31,534.11 81%
70The University of ScrantonPrivate $31,699.20 78%
71Wilkes UniversityPrivate $31,794.00 84%
72Penn State Erie, The Behrend CollegePublic $31,870.26 81%
73Penn State Worthington ScrantonPublic $32,017.28 76%
74Philadelphia UniversityPrivate $32,027.56 82%
75University of Pittsburgh at BradfordPublic $32,028.43 89%
76Penn State BeaverPublic $32,237.10 86%
77Cabrini UniversityPrivate $32,290.92 87%
78Lincoln UniversityPublic $32,391.90 86%
79Harrisburg University of Science and TechnologyPrivate $32,574.36 84%
80Penn State Wilkes-BarrePublic $32,628.95 85%
81University of Pittsburgh at GreensburgPublic $33,016.33 89%
82Saint Francis UniversityPrivate $33,356.96 91%
83Thiel College*Private $33,380.16 88%
84Cedar Crest CollegePrivate $33,636.24 88%
85Gwynedd Mercy UniversityPrivate $34,451.01 89%
86King's CollegePrivate $34,620.04 91%
87Penn State SchuylkillPublic $35,716.24 92%
88Holy Family UniversityPrivate $35,752.99 91%
89Chestnut Hill CollegePrivate $36,573.22 86%
90Rosemont CollegePrivate $36,712.80 90%
91Delaware Valley UniversityPrivate $36,961.40 85%
92Penn State HazletonPublic $37,833.06 83%
93Alvernia UniversityPrivate $39,722.84 92%

Rhode Island 

Overall Rank (low to high): 45

Average Debt Per Graduate: $20,334

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Brown UniversityPrivate $7,546.98 34%
2Rhode Island School of DesignPrivate $15,360.00 48%
3Rhode Island CollegePublic $19,968.00 75%
4University of Rhode IslandPublic $23,136.77 71%
5Providence CollegePrivate $24,153.60 64%
6Roger Williams UniversityPrivate $27,616.16 68%
7Bryant UniversityPrivate $30,640.74 78%
8Salve Regina UniversityPrivate $32,926.89 87%

South Carolina

Overall Rank (low to high): 31

Average Debt Per Graduate: $17,514

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Columbia International UniversityPrivate $9,580.86 51%
2Furman UniversityPrivate $12,059.78 37%
3College of CharlestonPublic $13,568.55 51%
4Wofford CollegePrivate $14,040.96 48%
5Clemson UniversityPublic $14,804.37 49%
6University of South CarolinaPublic $15,684.90 55%
7Presbyterian CollegePrivate $16,573.09 61%
8University of South Carolina AikenPublic $19,909.05 67%
9Anderson UniversityPrivate $20,131.30 70%
10The Citadel, The Military College of South CarolinaPublic $20,812.88 67%
11University of South Carolina UpstatePublic $22,923.46 73%
12Southern Wesleyan UniversityPrivate $23,169.91 79%
13Newberry CollegePrivate $24,191.70 78%
14Converse CollegePrivate $25,351.38 81%
15Limestone CollegePrivate $25,919.04 84%
16Winthrop UniversityPublic $25,924.64 79%
17Coastal Carolina UniversityPublic $27,221.68 76%
18Francis Marion UniversityPublic $31,390.32 78%

South Dakota

Overall Rank (low to high): 46

Average Debt Per Graduate: $21,298

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1South Dakota School of Mines and TechnologyPublic $18,471.75 75%
2The University of South Dakota*Public $19,165.50 75%
3Dakota State UniversityPublic $19,310.76 79%
4Northern State UniversityPublic $20,225.97 69%
5South Dakota State UniversityPublic $21,576.75 75%
6Augustana UniversityPrivate $22,709.08 61%
7Dakota Wesleyan University*Private $30,459.36 93%
8Mount Marty CollegePrivate $31,714.30 83%

Tennessee

Overall Rank (low to high): 19

Average Debt Per Graduate: $14,898

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Fisk University*Private $3,012.03 49%
2Vanderbilt UniversityPrivate $4,731.32 22%
3Watkins College of Art, Design, & FilmPrivate $7,050.00 47%
4American Baptist College*Private $8,086.69 83%
5Sewanee: The University of the SouthPrivate $9,392.04 42%
6Tennessee Technological UniversityPublic $10,843.28 56%
7Lincoln Memorial University*Private $11,392.59 57%
8The University of TennesseePublic $12,621.44 52%
9The University of Tennessee at ChattanoogaPublic $13,115.13 57%
10Rhodes CollegePrivate $14,284.08 51%
11Belmont UniversityPrivate $14,523.27 51%
12East Tennessee State UniversityPublic $15,047.64 54%
13Bryan CollegePrivate $15,802.56 93%
14Cumberland University*Private $16,271.01 63%
15Tennessee Wesleyan CollegePrivate $16,449.44 76%
16Middle Tennessee State UniversityPublic $16,478.80 65%
17Austin Peay State UniversityPublic $17,081.65 67%
18Christian Brothers UniversityPrivate $17,571.96 63%
19University of MemphisPublic $17,643.96 68%
20The University of Tennessee at MartinPublic $18,081.63 63%
21Milligan CollegePrivate $18,187.82 67%
22King UniversityPrivate $18,537.74 82%
23Carson-Newman UniversityPrivate $18,795.70 70%
24Lipscomb UniversityPrivate $19,007.96 62%
25Trevecca Nazarene UniversityPrivate $19,626.88 64%
26Union UniversityPrivate $20,023.92 63%
27Lee UniversityPrivate $20,490.24 64%
28Maryville CollegePrivate $21,229.67 77%
29Southern Adventist UniversityPrivate $21,324.80 64%
30Freed-Hardeman University*Private $23,388.75 75%
31O'More College of DesignPrivate $25,832.68 92%
32LeMoyne-Owen CollegePrivate $26,343.36 96%
33Tusculum CollegePrivate $26,717.04 84%
34Tennessee State UniversityPublic $30,636.18 87%

Texas

Overall Rank (low to high): 15

Average Debt Per Graduate: $14,469

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Lamar UniversityPublic $5,274.78 19%
2Rice UniversityPrivate $7,403.12 29%
3The University of Texas at DallasPublic $7,622.64 36%
4The University of Texas of the Permian BasinPublic $8,388.00 50%
5Texas A&M University-TexarkanaPublic $8,908.80 60%
6The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyPublic $10,024.78 62%
7Texas A&M UniversityPublic $10,438.68 43%
8The University of Texas at Tyler*Public $10,881.54 54%
9The University of Texas at AustinPublic $11,660.54 46%
10Southern Methodist UniversityPrivate $11,713.88 38%
11University of Houston-DowntownPublic $11,862.24 52%
12University of HoustonPublic $12,064.39 53%
13Texas A&M International UniversityPublic $12,871.56 74%
14Texas Christian UniversityPrivate $13,319.28 39%
15The University of Texas at Arlington*Public $13,461.80 58%
16West Texas A&M UniversityPublic $15,054.84 62%
17University of St. ThomasPrivate $15,749.82 51%
18The University of Texas at El PasoPublic $15,834.72 66%
19Angelo State UniversityPublic $15,880.13 61%
20Texas Tech UniversityPublic $16,056.15 55%
21Texas State UniversityPublic $16,810.88 64%
22The University of Texas at San AntonioPublic $17,667.00 65%
23Tarleton State UniversityPublic $18,024.76 68%
24Texas A&M University-Corpus ChristiPublic $18,247.05 69%
25Trinity UniversityPrivate $18,679.26 51%
26Northwood University, Texas Campus*Private $18,721.08 76%
27Lubbock Christian UniversityPrivate $18,964.29 61%
28Dallas Baptist UniversityPrivate $19,048.80 80%
29Southwestern UniversityPrivate $19,193.94 58%
30Houston Baptist UniversityPrivate $19,220.52 66%
31University of DallasPrivate $19,436.38 58%
32Texas College*Private $19,666.71 93%
33Stephen F. Austin State UniversityPublic $19,693.98 69%
34Midwestern State UniversityPublic $20,495.57 71%
35Sam Houston State UniversityPublic $21,997.44 67%
36Texas A&M University-CommercePublic $22,110.90 70%
37Concordia University TexasPrivate $23,945.22 78%
38Prairie View A&M UniversityPublic $24,022.85 67%
39Howard Payne UniversityPrivate $25,458.75 73%
40St. Edward's UniversityPrivate $25,647.33 71%
41LeTourneau UniversityPrivate $26,241.89 67%
42Criswell CollegePrivate $26,799.50 70%
43Hardin-Simmons UniversityPrivate $27,231.34 71%
44Our Lady of the Lake University of San AntonioPrivate $27,252.75 87%
45University of Mary Hardin-BaylorPrivate $27,308.58 78%
46Texas Lutheran UniversityPrivate $27,647.62 77%
47St. Mary's UniversityPrivate $28,943.46 78%
48East Texas Baptist UniversityPrivate $30,001.44 84%
49University of the Incarnate WordPrivate $33,438.48 76%
50Huston-Tillotson UniversityPrivate $35,269.80 87%
51McMurry UniversityPrivate $35,701.00 100%
52Texas Southern UniversityPublic $39,010.00 94%

Utah

Overall Rank (low to high): 1

Average Debt Per Graduate: $7,527

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Brigham Young UniversityPrivate $4,244.40 27%
2University of UtahPublic $7,431.84 39%
3Southern Utah UniversityPublic $7,938.34 53%
4Weber State UniversityPublic $8,307.60 43%
5Utah State UniversityPublic $9,010.84 47%
6Utah Valley UniversityPublic $11,036.48 52%
7Dixie State UniversityPublic $14,019.72 86%
8Western Governors University*Private $16,102.80 81%
9Westminster CollegePrivate $18,702.81 63%
10Neumont UniversityPrivate $36,056.93 91%

Vermont

Overall Rank (low to high): 26

Average Debt Per Graduate: $16,908

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Middlebury CollegePrivate $7,296.77 41%
2University of VermontPublic $16,473.66 61%
3Goddard CollegePrivate $17,859.27 69%
4Vermont Technical CollegePublic $19,556.94 78%
5Bennington CollegePrivate $20,914.62 74%
6Champlain CollegePrivate $24,262.28 73%
7Norwich University*Private $25,673.42 79%
8Saint Michael's CollegePrivate $26,736.25 73%
9Johnson State College*Public $27,171.70 86%
10Marlboro CollegePrivate $30,548.15 83%
11Sterling CollegePrivate $32,702.67 91%
12Green Mountain College*Private $33,392.51 79%

Virginia

Overall Rank (low to high): 22

Average Debt Per Graduate: $16,035

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of Management and TechnologyPrivate $1,541.50 10%
2Washington and Lee UniversityPrivate $7,372.22 34%
3University of VirginiaPublic $8,716.75 35%
4University of Mary WashingtonPublic $9,014.50 50%
5The University of Virginia's College at WisePublic $9,375.60 65%
6The College of William and MaryPublic $9,626.29 37%
7University of RichmondPrivate $11,287.50 43%
8Liberty UniversityPrivate $13,061.54 62%
9James Madison UniversityPublic $13,095.27 51%
10Patrick Henry CollegePrivate $15,222.00 43%
11Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPublic $15,302.69 53%
12George Mason UniversityPublic $15,876.34 58%
13Virginia Military InstitutePublic $16,020.18 58%
14Christopher Newport UniversityPublic $17,380.80 60%
15Sweet Briar CollegePrivate $17,494.26 69%
16Longwood UniversityPublic $18,511.02 66%
17Radford UniversityPublic $18,536.22 67%
18Christendom CollegePrivate $19,185.54 66%
19Emory & Henry CollegePrivate $20,021.04 62%
20Bluefield CollegePrivate $20,121.42 66%
21Old Dominion UniversityPublic $20,815.23 69%
22Virginia Commonwealth UniversityPublic $21,391.26 66%
23Hampden-Sydney CollegePrivate $21,549.45 65%
24Marymount UniversityPrivate $22,079.31 69%
25Averett UniversityPrivate $22,651.67 79%
26Regent UniversityPrivate $23,119.83 81%
27Shenandoah UniversityPrivate $24,699.30 85%
28Hampton UniversityPrivate $24,996.51 77%
29Hollins UniversityPrivate $25,962.36 76%
30Virginia State UniversityPublic $25,990.00 92%
31Roanoke CollegePrivate $26,980.50 75%
32Randolph-Macon CollegePrivate $27,671.49 77%
33Ferrum College*Private $27,697.14 82%
34Lynchburg CollegePrivate $27,709.29 81%
35Randolph CollegePrivate $28,352.80 80%
36Mary Baldwin CollegePrivate $28,577.76 87%
37Bridgewater CollegePrivate $28,939.68 84%
38Virginia Wesleyan CollegePrivate $32,772.02 86%
39Virginia Union UniversityPrivate $32,925.88 92%

Washington 

Overall Rank (low to high): 14

Average Debt Per Graduate: $14,057

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of WashingtonPublic $8,472.00 40%
2Whitman CollegePrivate $9,960.24 47%
3University of Washington, BothellPublic $10,348.00 52%
4University of Washington, TacomaPublic $10,925.10 61%
5The Evergreen State CollegePublic $12,255.98 58%
6Western Washington UniversityPublic $12,266.40 57%
7Eastern Washington UniversityPublic $13,298.88 56%
8Washington State UniversityPublic $15,743.49 61%
9DigiPen Institute of TechnologyPrivate $17,263.89 63%
10Whitworth UniversityPrivate $18,031.08 69%
11Central Washington UniversityPublic $18,137.34 69%
12Gonzaga UniversityPrivate $19,148.35 65%
13University of Puget SoundPrivate $19,215.40 58%
14Seattle UniversityPrivate $19,233.12 68%
15Walla Walla UniversityPrivate $19,845.00 60%
16Seattle Pacific UniversityPrivate $19,985.79 71%
17Northwest College of Art & DesignPrivate $20,426.00 100%
18Pacific Lutheran UniversityPrivate $21,802.18 73%
19Saint Martin's UniversityPrivate $23,677.50 82%
20Northwest UniversityPrivate $24,871.00 85%
21Cornish College of the ArtsPrivate $32,409.96 86%

Washington D.C.

Overall Rank (low to high): 33

Average Debt Per Graduate: $17,603

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Georgetown UniversityPrivate $8,765.46 38%
2Gallaudet UniversityPrivate $11,931.52 64%
3The George Washington UniversityPrivate $16,871.31 51%
4The Catholic University of AmericaPrivate $24,625.64 58%
5Howard UniversityPrivate $26,298.22 82%

West Virginia

Overall Rank (low to high): 42

Average Debt Per Graduate: $19,520

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Fairmont State UniversityPublic $16,557.45 65%
2West Virginia University Institute of TechnologyPublic $16,840.85 65%
3West Virginia UniversityPublic $17,915.52 64%
4Marshall UniversityPublic $18,544.28 68%
5Shepherd UniversityPublic $19,761.00 70%
6Glenville State CollegePublic $20,652.28 68%
7West Virginia Wesleyan CollegePrivate $20,800.16 71%
8Alderson Broaddus UniversityPrivate $20,869.20 88%
9Bluefield State CollegePublic $20,880.00 72%
10Concord UniversityPublic $22,016.68 94%
11Wheeling Jesuit UniversityPrivate $26,516.25 75%
12Ohio Valley UniversityPrivate $29,560.78 86%

Wisconsin

Overall Rank (low to high): 44

Average Debt Per Graduate: $19,881

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1Cardinal Stritch UniversityPrivate $11,599.20 90%
2Maranatha Baptist UniversityPrivate $12,890.43 63%
3University of Wisconsin-MadisonPublic $13,227.06 49%
4University of Wisconsin-La CrossePublic $17,805.45 69%
5University of Wisconsin-Eau ClairePublic $18,532.50 70%
6University of Wisconsin-Stevens PointPublic $19,661.96 76%
7University of Wisconsin-River FallsPublic $19,721.25 75%
8Lawrence UniversityPrivate $20,672.66 62%
9University of Wisconsin-Green BayPublic $21,244.66 74%
10Beloit CollegePrivate $21,915.60 70%
11University of Wisconsin-SuperiorPublic $22,145.64 76%
12University of Wisconsin-WhitewaterPublic $22,238.55 81%
13University of Wisconsin-ParksidePublic $22,315.12 76%
14Wisconsin Lutheran CollegePrivate $22,396.50 79%
15Marquette UniversityPrivate $22,969.76 62%
16University of Wisconsin-StoutPublic $23,111.60 76%
17University of Wisconsin-MilwaukeePublic $24,646.93 77%
18Edgewood CollegePrivate $24,764.94 81%
19Ripon College*Private $25,284.96 81%
20Marian UniversityPrivate $25,500.00 85%
21Lakeland College*Private $25,890.30 86%
22Northland CollegePrivate $26,919.20 88%
23University of Wisconsin-OshkoshPublic $26,960.00 80%
24Milwaukee School of EngineeringPrivate $27,353.48 77%
25St. Norbert CollegePrivate $27,443.57 77%
26Carroll UniversityPrivate $27,958.77 81%
27Mount Mary UniversityPrivate $28,583.28 88%
28Bellin College*Private $29,885.68 88%
29Alverno CollegePrivate $36,275.40 84%

Wyoming

Overall Rank (low to high): 2

Average Debt Per Graduate: $10,434

RankSchool NameSchool TypeAvg Debt Per Grad% of Grads w/ Debt
1University of WyomingPublic $10,434.18 46%

Overall State Rankings

RankStateAvg Debt Per Grad
1Utah $7,527
2Wyoming $10,434
3Nevada $11,038
4Lousiana $11,275
5Hawaii $11,792
6New Mexico $11,829
7Arizona $12,200
8Oklahoma $12,549
9California $12,554
10Florida $12,836
11Alabama $13,269
12Colorado $13,947
13North Carolina $14,057
14Washington $14,057
15Texas $14,469
16Alaska $14,544
17Maryland $14,744
18Arkansas $14,821
19Tennessee $14,898
20Montana $15,909
21Georgia $15,947
22Virginia $16,035
23Missouri $16,206
24Oregon $16,453
25North Dakota $16,610
RankStateAvg Debt Per Grad
26Vermont $16,908
27Maine $16,929
28Indiana $17,109
29Nebraska $17,181
30Kansas $17,313
31South Carolina $17,514
32Kentucky $17,591
33District of Columbia $17,603
34Mississippi $17,748
35Michigan $18,174
36Idaho $18,228
37Iowa $19,064
38New Jersey $19,242
39New York $19,317
40Illinois $19,374
41Ohio $19,495
42West Virginia $19,520
43Massachusetts $19,854
44Wisconsin $19,881
45Rhode Island $20,334
46South Dakota $21,298
47Minnesota $21,744
48Connecticut $21,805
49Pennsylvania $24,172
50New Hampshire $25,740

More Information

Aside from evaluating each school, we also found the average debt per graduate for all schools, as well as private and public schools. Other interesting results are as follows.

  • Average Debt Per Graduate - Overall: $16,929
  • Average Debt Per Graduate - Public: $15,791
  • Average Debt Per Graduate - Private: $19,394
  • About 6 out of 10 students graduated with student loan debt
  • The average debt per graduate ranged from $98 to $53,974

​It is interesting to note that Private schools had $3,603, or 22.81%, more debt per graduate than Public schools on average. Private schools are often more expensive, so it is not necessarily surprising to see that the amount is higher. 

In addition, it seems that less graduates had debt in the Class of 2015 as compared to the Class of 2014, which was about 7 out of 10 graduates, according to multiple studies.

How We Conducted This Survey

To put together this study, we licensed and used the Peterson's Class of 2015 dataset. Only 4-year schools were used. This is the most recent dataset from Peterson's. Only schools who had reported from 2013 to 2016 were used, and those whose data was from before 2016 were marked with an asterisk. If you do not see a specific school, they most likely chose not to take part in this survey, or did not report since 2013.

To rank the states, we weighted each school based on the number of graduates. So, for example, a school with a higher number of graduates will have more influence on the state's average debt per graduate than a small school. 

The average student loan debt per graduate includes loans taken out through any student loan lender, including both the government and private lenders. If a student transferred into a school with student loan debt, they were not included in the results. Furthermore, students who did not graduate, or those who did not graduate with a bachelor's degree (such as a certificate program), were not included. 

For more information on this study, please contact Drew@studentloans.net. 

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