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States With The Highest Average Student Debt

First Posted: 11/04/11 11:59 AM ET   Updated: 11/04/11 12:13 PM ET

In which states are students in the most debt?

According to a new report, it's New Hampshire -- where the average student debt tops $31,000. This is far above the average American college student's debt, which stands at $25,250.

The Project on Student Debt used voluntarily reported data from 1,067 public and private colleges to determine each state's student debt average. According to their findings, Northeastern and Midwestern states have higher debt levels than Western states as more students in the Northeast and Midwest attend private colleges.

Below, see the top 10 states with the highest student debt averages. Then tell us -- are you in debt? What's your story? Share it in the comments section.

See the full report from the Project on Student Debt here (pdf).

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  • New Hampshire: $31,048

  • Maine: $29,983

  • Iowa: $29,598

  • Minnesota: $29,058

  • Pennsylvania: $28,599

  • Vermont: $28,391

  • Ohio: $27,713

  • Indiana: $27,001

  • Rhode Island: $26,340

  • New York: $26,271

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