States where graduating college students have the highest debt

May 31, 2016
The average college student graduating in the Class of 2014 carried a debt from loans of nearly $29,000.

In its report, "Student Debt and the Class of 2014," the Institute for College Access & Success say that 69 percent of college students who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt and owed an average of $28,950. That is 2 percent more than the 2013 average of $28,400. 

The amount of debt for the Class of 2014 ranges from a high of $33,808 per student in Delaware to a low of $18,921 per student in Utah.

The Institute compiles the debt numbers as part of its effort to reduce the burden of student debt and improve college access and outcomes.

Here are the 10 states where the average student had the largest loan debt.

Sponsored Recommendations

Providing solutions that help creativity, collaboration, and communication.

Discover why we’re a one-stop shop for all things education. See how ODP Business Solutions can help empower your students, school, and district to succeed by supporting healthier...

Building Futures: Transforming K–12 Learning Environments for Tomorrow's Leaders

Discover how ODP Business Solutions® Workspace Interiors partnered with a pioneering school system, overcoming supply chain challenges to furnish 18 new K–12 campuses across 4...

How to design flexible learning spaces that teachers love and use

Unlock the potential of flexible learning spaces with expert guidance from school districts and educational furniture providers. Discover how to seamlessly integrate adaptive ...

Blurring the Lines in Education Design: K–12 to Higher Ed to Corporate America

Discover the seamless integration of educational and corporate design principles, shaping tomorrow's leaders from kindergarten to boardroom. Explore innovative classroom layouts...