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  Public 4-Year Institutions and Private Non-Profit 4-Year Institutions
  Average
Debt
**
Rank * Proportion
with Debt
**
Rank *
State Average $ 28,028 15 64% 13

List of Illinois Institutions


Public 4-Year Institutions

Chicago State University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 37,834
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 26%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 0%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 745
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 3,585
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 9,062
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,584
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 70%

 
Eastern Illinois University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 28,575
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 72%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 16%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 2,189
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 8,602
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 10,534
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 22,128
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 37%

 
Governors State University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 950
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 293
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 41%

 
Illinois State University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 27,910
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 67%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 19%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 4,452
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 17,536
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 11,832
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 24,816
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 28%

 
Northeastern Illinois University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 11,112
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 18%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 5%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 1,740
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 5,580
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 7,879
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 53%

 
Northern Illinois University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 30,521
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 72%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 21%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 3,924
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 15,233
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 12,422
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 27,360
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 40%

 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 32,652
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 68%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 12%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 3,843
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 13,066
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 11,038
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,467
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 41%

 
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 25,998
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 46%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 2,238
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 9,720
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 8,865
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 21,663
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 33%

 
University of Illinois at Chicago
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 22,256
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 64%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 13%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 3,813
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 15,532
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 12,656
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 27,878
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 47%

 
University of Illinois at Springfield
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 21,057
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 67%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 3%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 673
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,047
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 8,581
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 21,351
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 34%

 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 24,657
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 52%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 18%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 7,727
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 31,311
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 13,838
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 27,628
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 20%

 
Western Illinois University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 24,993
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 73%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 16%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 2,364
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 9,520
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 10,719
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,420
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 38%

 

Private Non-Profit 4-Year Institutions

Augustana College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 34,120
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 71%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 30%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 518
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,504
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 33,363
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 44,029
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 20%

 
Aurora University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 25,484
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 82%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 10%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 648
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,431
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 19,450
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 31,476
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 37%

 
Benedictine University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 19,560
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 77%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 37%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 804
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,971
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 23,184
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 34,564
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 37%

 
Blackburn College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 110
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 527
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 16,296
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 23,000
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 51%

 
Blessing Rieman College of Nursing
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 50
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 221

 
Bradley University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 26,109
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 73%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 6%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 1,071
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 4,678
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 26,704
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 38,230
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 27%

 
Christian Life College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 4
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 24
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 10,590
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 26,175
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 59%

 
Columbia College-Chicago
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 2,299
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 9,941
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 20,644
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 38,283
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 37%

 
Concordia University-Chicago
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 240
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,361
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 25,456
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,306
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 41%

 
DePaul University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 28,284
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 63%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 18%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 3,646
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 13,457
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 30,618
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 45,618
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 35%

 
Dominican University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 28,281
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 84%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 12%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 393
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,768
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 26,610
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,170
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 46%

 
East-West University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 3,800
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 65%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 96
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 718
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 16,650
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 76%

 
Elmhurst College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 29,787
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 70%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 20%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 869
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,974
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 30,054
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 42,000
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 30%

 
Eureka College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 27,714
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 76%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 32%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 148
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 718
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 18,750
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 28,690
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 38%

 
Greenville College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 23,976
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 94%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 6%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 369
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,230
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 22,198
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 32,360
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 41%

 
Hebrew Theological College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 25
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 434
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 19,120
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 35,065
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 61%

 
Illinois College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 29,762
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 79%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 13%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 168
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 913
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,550
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 35,120
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 34%

 
Illinois Institute of Technology
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 31,073
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 65%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 9%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 518
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,513
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 35,125
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 48,389
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 32%

 
Illinois Wesleyan University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 32,964
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 70%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 31%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 467
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,082
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 36,572
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 46,728
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 18%

 
Judson University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 215
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 792
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 26,110
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 38,410
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 45%

 
Knox College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 27,542
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 64%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 14%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 347
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,400
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 34,464
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 43,152
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 27%

 
Lake Forest College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 30,801
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 66%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 11%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 320
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,481
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 36,920
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 48,000
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 35%

 
Lakeview College of Nursing
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 25,000
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 87%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 14%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 138
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 243

 
Lewis University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 31,400
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 82%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 20%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 989
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 3,557
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,770
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,645
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 29%

 
Lexington College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 9
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 49
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,700
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 58%

 
Lincoln Christian University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 107
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 546
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 14,580
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 24,009
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 59%

 
Lincoln College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 72
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 834
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 23,000
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 35,414
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 58%

 
Loyola University-Chicago
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 36,328
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 72%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 33%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 2,396
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 9,084
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 33,294
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 47,664
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 28%

 
MacMurray College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 36,658
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 87%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 13%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 94
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 472
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 20,400
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 30,210
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 56%

 
McKendree University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 23,005
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 76%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 7%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 545
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,758
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,190
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,010
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 32%

 
Methodist College of Nursing
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 181
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 430
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 12,780
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 22,480
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 48%

 
Millikin University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 29,871
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 78%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 17%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 550
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,141
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 28,612
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 40,242
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 38%

 
Monmouth College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 31,578
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 82%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 21%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 283
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,283
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 28,650
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 38,600
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 41%

 
Moody Bible Institute
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 522
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,300
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 10,526
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 22,230
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 31%

 
National Louis University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 29,900
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 88%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 1%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 566
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 849
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 18,895
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 54%

 
National University of Health Sciences
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 32
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 58
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 26%

 
North Central College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 33,304
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 77%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 23%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 582
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,516
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 29,733
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 41,172
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 21%

 
North Park University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 451
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,857
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 21,050
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 31,970
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 36%

 
Northwestern University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 2,184
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 8,438
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 41,983
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 58,829
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 14%

 
Olivet Nazarene University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 31,313
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 79%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 24%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 660
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,610
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 27,590
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,690
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 30%

 
Principia College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 135
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 25,640
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,790

 
Quincy University
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 26,080
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 82%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 8%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 247
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,149
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,140
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,960
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 41%

 
Resurrection University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 126
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 166

 
Robert Morris University Illinois
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 30,133
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 97%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 5%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 746
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 3,480
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 21,600
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 36,360
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 63%

 
Rockford College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 39,671
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 100%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 43%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 245
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 849
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 25,570
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,370
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 43%

 
Roosevelt University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 908
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,772
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 25,000
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 43,200
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 42%

 
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 4
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 N/A

 
Rush University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 26
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 72
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 40%

 
Saint Anthony College of Nursing
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 81
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 149

 
Saint Augustine College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 11
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,276
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 8,760
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 82%

 
Saint Francis Medical Center College of Nursing
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 138
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 286

 
Saint Xavier University
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 664
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,537
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 27,060
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 38,830
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 46%

 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 39,914
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 53%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 37%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 527
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,330
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 37,560
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 56,900
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 22%

 
Shimer College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 30,000
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 100%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 $ 0
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 18
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 105
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 30,150
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 42%

 
St Johns College
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 49
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 107

 
Telshe Yeshiva-Chicago
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 4
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 75
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 12,000
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 16,000
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 44%

 
Trinity Christian College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 28,124
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 79%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 18%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 301
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,155
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 22,572
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 34,874
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 35%

 
Trinity College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 19,000
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 78%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 50%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 26
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 109
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 23,983
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 22%

 
Trinity International University-Illinois
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 138
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 914
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 24,610
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,090

 
University of Chicago
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 22,663
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 34%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 28%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 1,242
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 5,320
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 43,780
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 59,950
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 17%

 
University of St Francis
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 28,267
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 91%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 14%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 424
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 1,385
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 25,932
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,860
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 32%

 
VanderCook College of Music
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 32
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 126
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 23,190
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 37,864
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 52%

 
Wheaton College
Average debt of graduates 2012 $ 24,067
Proportion of graduates w/debt 2012 59%
Nonfederal debt, % of total debt of graduates 2012 19%
Bachelor's degree recipients 2012 584
Full-time enrollment fall 2011 2,359
2011-12 In-state tuition and fees $ 28,960
2011-12 Total cost of attendance $ 39,996
2011-12 % Pell Grant recipients 21%

 

Notes:
* State rankings are from 1 (highest) to 49 (lowest). We did not calculate state averages when the usable cases with student debt data cover less than 30 percent of bachelorís degree recipients in the Class of 2012 or when the underlying data for that state showed a change of 30 percent or more in average debt from the previous year. Such large year-to-year swings likely reflect different institutions reporting each year, reporting errors, or changes in methodology by institutions reporting the data, rather than actual changes in debt levels.
** Debt data as reported by campuses to Petersonís Undergraduate Financial Aid and Undergraduate Databases. © 2013 Petersonís, a Nelnet company. All rights reserved.
 
All data are from public and private nonprofit four-year institutions only. Some colleges did not report student debt data. Only colleges that granted bachelor's degrees and reported the percentage of graduates with debt and average debt are included in the state figures. Enrollment and tuition data are from the National Center for Education Statistics, Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Pell Data are from the U.S. Department of Education. Student debt, Pell Grant, and other data can be compiled into sortable tables or downloaded into a spreadsheet on our College InSight web site, college-insight.org.

Calculations by the Project on Student Debt. See "Student Debt and the Class of 2012" report for details.

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