Report: At $32,795, N.H. Once Again Tops In Average Student Debt

Nov 14, 2014

Credit Ryan Lessard for NHPR

A new report finds New Hampshire college graduates are – once again – burdened with the most student debt.

According to the annual report from the nonprofit Project on Student Debt, students who graduated from Granite State colleges and universities in 2013 had an average debt of nearly $33,000, the highest in the nation.

This marks the third time in four years New Hampshire has had the highest average debt, after ranking second highest last year.

Nationally, the report found seven in ten seniors graduated with some debt.

At the University of New Hampshire, 76 percent of students graduated with debt last year, with a total average debt of about $36,000.