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The Top 25 Colleges with the Least Student Debt

Where can you go to school and graduate with the least amount of debt? Here’s our ranking of schools that have the lowest 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 Name Location Average Loan Amount Overall Niche Grade Acceptance Rate
Rank 1
Location Nashville, TN
Average Loan Amount $1,056
Overall Niche Grade C-
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 2
College Name Broward College
Location Fort Lauderdale, FL
Average Loan Amount $1,087
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 3
College Name Tuskegee University
Location Tuskegee, AL
Average Loan Amount $1,251
Overall Niche Grade B
Acceptance Rate 52.96%
Rank 4
College Name South Texas College
Location McAllen, TX
Average Loan Amount $1,279
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 5
Location Parkersburg, WV
Average Loan Amount $1,348
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 6
College Name Boricua College
Location New York City, NY
Average Loan Amount $1,609
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 7
Location Jacksonville, FL
Average Loan Amount $1,701
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 8
College Name Brazosport College
Location Lake Jackson, TX
Average Loan Amount $1,732
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 9
Location Cochran, GA
Average Loan Amount $2,067
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 85.5%
Rank 10
College Name Snow College
Location Ephraim, UT
Average Loan Amount $2,134
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 11
College Name Berea College
Location Berea, KY
Average Loan Amount $2,152
Overall Niche Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 36.51%
Rank 12
Location Pensacola, FL
Average Loan Amount $2,310
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 13
Location Terrell, TX
Average Loan Amount $2,310
Overall Niche Grade C-
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 14
Location Cincinnati, OH
Average Loan Amount $2,460
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 15
College Name Cooper Union
Location New York City, NY
Average Loan Amount $2,565
Overall Niche Grade A
Acceptance Rate 15.1%
Rank 16
Location EspaƱola, NM
Average Loan Amount $2,591
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 17
Location Lake City, FL
Average Loan Amount $2,628
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 18
College Name East-West University
Location Chicago, IL
Average Loan Amount $2,630
Overall Niche Grade D+
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 19
Location Selma, AL
Average Loan Amount $2,687
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 40.34%
Rank 20
Location New York City, NY
Average Loan Amount $2,695
Overall Niche Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 21
College Name Selma University
Location Selma, AL
Average Loan Amount $2,759
Overall Niche Grade D+
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 22
Location Avon Park, FL
Average Loan Amount $2,817
Overall Niche Grade C
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 23
Location Bainbridge, GA
Average Loan Amount $2,817
Overall Niche Grade C-
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 24
College Name Marylhurst University
Location West Linn, OR
Average Loan Amount $2,833
Overall Niche Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 25
Location Lincoln, NE
Average Loan Amount $2,850
Overall Niche Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 100%
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The Top 25 Colleges with the Least Student Debt