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States With the Highest Student Debt

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9. Alaska

Average Student Debt: $26,344
% of Students Leaving With Debt: 53%
School With Highest Student Debt (Public): University of Alaska Fairbanks
School With Highest Student Debt (Private): Alaska Pacific University

OK, we have to cut Alaska Pacific a break here, as it’s the only private, nonprofit, four-year institution in the state. Hence the asterisk. Still, the APU class of 2009 left with $43,392 in debt, about double the state average. What about UofA—Fairbanks? $29,485 a person.

Photo: Alaska Pacific, ppg.com