Special Report

States Where Students Graduate With the Most Debt


To identify the states with the most student debt, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the average student debt per borrower by state in 2019, which was compiled by LendEDU. The percentage change from the class of 2016, as well as the portion of graduates with debt, is also from LendEDU. Bachelor’s degree attainment rate and the median household income for earners 25-44 is from the American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates for 2017.