How the states stacked up in total college student debt

Percentage of Grads w/ Debt and Avg Debt of those with Loans, by State
Class of 2010 Institutions (BA-granting) Graduates
State Average

Debt

Rank % with debt Rank Total Usable % Represented

in Usable Data

Alabama $ 24,821 14 56% 29 33 16 68%
Alaska $ 22,717 27 50% 40 4 4 100%
Arizona $ 18,454 45 47% 45 11 6 99%
Arkansas $ 21,408 35 57% 27 23 10 59%
California $ 18,113 46 48% 43 127 73 85%
Colorado $ 22,017 32 55% 33 22 16 86%
Connecticut $ 25,360 13 61% 21 23 14 88%
Delaware $ 21,500 34 50% 40 6 3 72%
District of Columbia $ 24,191 17 54% 36 9 7 90%
Florida $ 21,184 37 49% 42 75 29 85%
Georgia $ 18,888 44 55% 33 53 30 85%
Hawaii $ 15,550 49 38% 50 7 2 64%
Idaho $ 24,178 18 66% 11 9 3 43%
Illinois $ 23,885 20 62% 18 76 43 75%
Indiana $ 27,001 8 62% 18 50 35 91%
Iowa $ 29,598 3 72% 4 35 24 93%
Kansas $ 22,280 29 57% 27 29 11 68%
Kentucky $ 19,375 43 58% 25 32 23 96%
Louisiana $ 24,548 16 48% 43 26 11 64%
Maine $ 29,983 2 68% 7 19 10 74%
Maryland $ 21,750 33 54% 36 34 17 67%
Massachusetts $ 25,541 12 63% 16 81 48 75%
Michigan $ 25,675 11 60% 23 58 32 87%
Minnesota $ 29,058 4 71% 5 38 27 81%
Mississippi $ 22,142 30 52% 39 17 6 70%
Missouri $ 22,601 28 65% 14 54 22 70%
Montana $ 22,768 26 65% 14 10 7 93%
Nebraska $ 21,227 36 62% 18 24 11 58%
Nevada $ 16,622 47 39% 49 8 3 94%
New Hampshire $ 31,048 1 74% 2 16 9 76%
New Jersey $ 23,792 21 66% 11 37 19 73%
New Mexico $ 16,399 48 56% 29 10 4 40%
New York $ 26,271 10 61% 21 176 84 71%
North Carolina $ 20,959 38 53% 38 59 33 70%
North Dakota N/A N/A N/A N/A 13 7 65%
Ohio $ 27,713 7 68% 7 80 44 85%
Oklahoma $ 20,708 40 56% 29 28 14 76%
Oregon $ 23,967 19 63% 16 29 17 72%
Pennsylvania $ 28,599 5 70% 6 126 77 79%
Rhode Island $ 26,340 9 67% 9 10 6 71%
South Carolina $ 23,623 23 55% 33 35 17 77%
South Dakota $ 23,171 25 75% 1 13 7 76%
Tennessee $ 19,957 42 46% 46 48 29 88%
Texas $ 20,919 39 56% 29 90 47 73%
Utah $ 15,509 50 44% 47 9 8 91%
Vermont $ 28,391 6 66% 11 18 11 77%
Virginia $ 23,327 24 58% 25 44 36 96%
Washington $ 22,101 31 59% 24 30 16 53%
West Virginia $ 23,678 22 73% 3 21 14 47%
Wisconsin $ 24,627 15 67% 9 37 24 77%
Wyoming $ 20,571 41 42% 48 1 1 100%
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