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The Top 25 Colleges with the Most Student Debt

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 School Name Location Average Loan Amount Niche Overall Grade Acceptance Rate
Rank 1
School Name Lynn University
Location Boca Raton, FL
Average Loan Amount $27,936
Niche Overall Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 81.7%
Rank 2
Location The Bronx, NY
Average Loan Amount $27,000
Niche Overall Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 68%
Rank 3
School Name Clark University
Location Worcester, MA
Average Loan Amount $26,870
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 57%
Rank 4
Location Ontario, CA
Average Loan Amount $21,483
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 88.46%
Rank 5
Location Anaheim, CA
Average Loan Amount $17,959
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 82.98%
Rank 6
Location Boston, MA
Average Loan Amount $14,091
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 28.81%
Rank 7
School Name Full Sail University
Location Winter Park, FL
Average Loan Amount $13,869
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 8
School Name St. Luke's College
Location Sioux City, IA
Average Loan Amount $13,843
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 80%
Rank 9
Location Boston, MA
Average Loan Amount $13,771
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 86.56%
Rank 10
Location Charlotte, NC
Average Loan Amount $13,700
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 72.45%
Rank 11
School Name Methodist University
Location Fayetteville, NC
Average Loan Amount $13,502
Niche Overall Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 55.94%
Rank 12
Location Providence, RI
Average Loan Amount $13,476
Niche Overall Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 81.92%
Rank 13
Location Knoxville, TN
Average Loan Amount $13,240
Niche Overall Grade C
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 14
School Name Bryant University
Location Smithfield, RI
Average Loan Amount $13,180
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 72.32%
Rank 15
Location Tulsa, OK
Average Loan Amount $13,143
Niche Overall Grade C
Acceptance Rate 76.80%
Rank 16
Location Minneapolis, MN
Average Loan Amount $13,131
Niche Overall Grade C
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 17
Location Albany, NY
Average Loan Amount $13,065
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 65.87%
Rank 18
School Name Sullivan University
Location Louisville, KY
Average Loan Amount $13,063
Niche Overall Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 100%
Rank 19
Location Castine, ME
Average Loan Amount $12,917
Niche Overall Grade B-
Acceptance Rate 65.15%
Rank 20
Location Fort Worth, TX
Average Loan Amount $12,895
Niche Overall Grade A-
Acceptance Rate 43.28%
Rank 21
School Name Eastwick College
Location Ramsey, NJ
Average Loan Amount $12,604
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 69.16%
Rank 22
Location North Miami, FL
Average Loan Amount $12,563
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 75.85%
Rank 23
School Name Maryville University
Location St. Louis, MO
Average Loan Amount $12,383
Niche Overall Grade B
Acceptance Rate 72.27%
Rank 24
School Name Immaculata University
Location East Whiteland Township, PA
Average Loan Amount $12,166
Niche Overall Grade C+
Acceptance Rate 78.61%
Rank 25
Location Santa Clarita, CA
Average Loan Amount $12,147
Niche Overall Grade B+
Acceptance Rate 24.93%
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The Top 25 Colleges with the Most Student Debt