Campus-level and statewide student debt figures for the Class of 2006 are now posted on the Project on Student Debt web site. Student Debt and the Class of 2006, released today, indicates that the average student loan debt for graduating seniors nationally climbed by eight percent between 2005 and 2006. In comparison, starting salaries increased by only four percent in the same period.
Graduates in Washington, D.C. and New Hampshire had the highest debts, while graduates in Hawaii had the lowest. High-debt states are concentrated most heavily in New England and the Midwest.
For more information and to view state- and campus-level data,
download the report and go to the interactive map.
(This announcement was sent to the Project on Student Debt mailing list on September 25, 2007.)