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The Top 50 Colleges with the Most Student Debt

College can be expensive. Sometimes really expensive.

Which colleges graduate students with a large amount of student loan debt? Here’s our ranking of schools that have the largest average student loans annually.

The average loan amount in the table below is the average annual loan amount a student at that school takes out, so the total amount of student loan debt an average student graduates with varies depending on how many years the student is in school.

Rank College Location Average Annual Loan Amount Overall Niche Grade Acceptance Rate
Rank 1
College Alverno College
Location Milwaukee, WI
Average Annual Loan Amount $33,349
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 75%
Rank 2
Location Palos Heights, IL
Average Annual Loan Amount $31,321
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 88%
Rank 3
College Lynn University
Location Boca Raton, FL
Average Annual Loan Amount $27,936
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 81.7%
Rank 4
Location Bronx, NY
Average Annual Loan Amount $27,000
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 68%
Rank 5
Location Worcester, MA
Average Annual Loan Amount $26,870
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 57%
Rank 6
Location Gunnison, CO
Average Annual Loan Amount $23,752
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 97%
Rank 7
Location Anaheim, CA
Average Annual Loan Amount $19,857
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 88.24%
Rank 8
Location Ontario, CA
Average Annual Loan Amount $19,635
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 88%
Rank 9
Location Castine, ME
Average Annual Loan Amount $17,546
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 75.51%
Rank 10
Location Boston, MA
Average Annual Loan Amount $15,067
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 84.48%
Rank 11
Location Boston, MA
Average Annual Loan Amount $13,714
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 33.84%
Rank 12
Location Albany, NY
Average Annual Loan Amount $13,616
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 69.17%
Rank 13
Location Draper, UT
Average Annual Loan Amount $13,560
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 45.31%
Rank 14
Location Moscow, ID
Average Annual Loan Amount $13,500
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 98.36%
Rank 15
Location Fort Worth, TX
Average Annual Loan Amount $13,175
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 37.58%
Rank 16
College Utica College
Location Utica, NY
Average Annual Loan Amount $13,007
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 81.95%
Rank 17
Location Prescott, AZ
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,786
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 76.34%
Rank 18
Location Smithfield, RI
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,725
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 67.32%
Rank 19
Location Lamoni, IA
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,383
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 48.4%
Rank 20
Location Hampton, VA
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,308
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 64.82%
Rank 21
Location Dubuque, IA
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,293
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 75.69%
Rank 22
Location Waco, TX
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,264
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 39.72%
Rank 23
Location Omaha, NE
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,205
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 52.13%
Rank 24
Location Daytona Beach, FL
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,094
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 70.72%
Rank 25
Location Biddeford, ME
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,056
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 83.06%
Rank 26
College Emerson College
Location Boston, MA
Average Annual Loan Amount $12,040
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 48.06%
Rank 27
Location Columbus, OH
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,931
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 79.17%
Rank 28
Location Radnor, PA
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,844
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 71.06%
Rank 29
Location Louisville, KY
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,844
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 39.17%
Rank 30
Location Hamden, CT
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,749
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 69%
Rank 31
Location Beverly, MA
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,746
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 78.75%
Rank 32
Location Grove City, PA
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,678
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 82.47%
Rank 33
Location Ramsey, NJ
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,660
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 55.79%
Rank 34
Location Abilene, TX
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,640
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 50.89%
Rank 35
Location Dallas, TX
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,630
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 43.11%
Rank 36
Location Tempe, AZ
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,582
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 85.1%
Rank 37
Location Saint Louis, MO
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,567
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 71.43%
Rank 38
Location Gaffney, SC
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,503
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 47.65%
Rank 39
Location Terre Haute, IN
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,457
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 61.07%
Rank 40
Location Providence, RI
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,447
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 55.03%
Rank 41
Location Lancaster, PA
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,347
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 57.1%
Rank 42
Location Philadelphia, PA
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,265
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 59.74%
Rank 43
Location West Haven, CT
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,245
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 80.53%
Rank 44
Location Bennington, VT
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,152
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 61.78%
Rank 45
Location Lubbock, TX
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,144
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 95.31%
Rank 46
College Becker College
Location Worcester, MA
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,143
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 65.34%
Rank 47
Location Sarasota, FL
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,139
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 78.14%
Rank 48
Location Northfield, VT
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,125
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 69.98%
Rank 49
Location Worcester, MA
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,104
Overall Niche Grade A+
Acceptance Rate 48.44%
Rank 50
Location Bristol, RI
Average Annual Loan Amount $11,102
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 79.26%
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