At $36K, N.H. College Grads Have Highest Average Student Debt in Nation

Oct 18, 2016

Keene State College campus
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  A new report finds college graduates in New Hampshire are leaving with the highest student debt in the nation.

Students who graduated from New Hampshire colleges and universities in 2015 left with an average of $36,101 in debt.

New Hampshire consistently ranks near the top in the annual Project on Student Debt report, which released its latest findings Tuesday.

The report shows average student debt in New Hampshire jumped 8 percent from 2014 to 2015.

Credit Project on Student Debt

Among public colleges in the state, Keene State College graduates had the highest debt in 2015. Students there left with an average of $38,971 in debt.

Nationally, 68 percent of graduating seniors have student debt, leaving with an average of $30,100.