State by State Data

Seven in 10 seniors (69%) who graduated from public and nonprofit colleges in 2014 had student loan debt, with an average of $28,950 per borrower. Over the last decade—from 2004 to 2014—the share of graduates with debt rose modestly (from 65% to 69%) while average debt at graduation rose at more than twice the rate of inflation.

State- and college-level data on student debt from federal and private loans can be found in the full report. For more details, click on the map and other links on this page.


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College Insight View or download a sortable table of state debt data (by sector) with the option to add individual colleges, other variables, or additional years at:
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Spreadsheet Download a sortable table showing the 10-year change in average debt, by state.

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