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State-by-State College Statistics: How Do Your State's Colleges Rate?
Enrollment, Debt, Cost, and Degrees Awarded, 2010-2011




college state by state statistics highest and lowest enrollment degrees granted cost debt



I. State-by-State College Enrollment, Debt, & Costs II. State-by-State College Enrollment and Degrees Granted


I. State-by-State 4-year College & University Fall 2010 Undergraduate Enrollment, Average Debt, Percentage of Students Graduating with Debt, and Average Total Cost of Attendance
State
(Plus National
& Washington, DC numbers)
Fall 2010 Undergraduate Enrollment at 4-year Colleges & Universities Average
Debt of Undergraduates after Graduation
% of 4-Year College Graduates
with Debt
Average
Total Cost of Attendance per Year*
United States 10,416,331 $24,854 59% $27,915
1 Alabama 180,746 $25,192 54% $21,157
2 Alaska 30,022 $22,717** 50%** $18,671
3 Arizona 427,248 $19,950 49% $23,488
4 Arkansas 94,694 $23,048 56% $19,644
5 California 778,369 $18,879 51% $31,036
6 Colorado 200,660 $22,283 54% $23,952
7 Connecticut 105,243 $28,783 63% $37,563
8 Delaware 30,624 $21,065** 50%** $23,652
9 DC 50,330 $28,241 52% $32,771
10 Florida 826,265 $23,054 51% $26,632
11 Georgia 314,716 $22,443 58% $24,206
12 Hawaii 37,111 $17,447 38% $21,854
13 Idaho 61,544 $24,134 66% $18,109
14 Illinois 361,192 $26,470 64% $32,936
15 Indiana 287,660 $27,500 63% $26,634
16 Iowa 231,876 $28,753 72% $27,028
17 Kansas 99,290 $23,321 64% $21,030
18 Kentucky 144,953 $22,287 60% $22,300
19 Louisiana 144,910 $22,455 46% $20,381
20 Maine 44,105 $26,046 71% $32,150
21 Maryland 158,373 $24,002 55% $27,490
22 Michigan 344,176 $27,451 62% $23,548
23 Minnesota 206,224 $29,793 71% $28,099
24 Mississippi 71,990 $23,537 54% $19,378
25 Missouri 250,652 $23,229 65% $25,977
26 Montana 37,242 $24,113 65% $19,652
27 Nebraska 70,565 $24,287 63% $22,920
28 Massachusetts 269,337 $27,181 65% $41,584
29 New York 708,071 $25,851 60% $36,312
30 Nevada 98,858 $19,954 44% $23,147
31 New Hampshire 47,161 $32,440 75% $20,177
32 New Jersey 197,418 $27,610 64% $18,067
33 New Mexico 57,802 $16,399** 56%** $18,128
34 North Carolina 259,135 $20,800 54% $24,195
35 North Dakota 42,392 $27,425 83% $17,105
36 Ohio 409,551 $28,683 68% $28,942
37 Oklahoma 127,329 $20,897 53% $20,052
38 Oregon 107,258 $25,497 62% $27,196
39 Pennsylvania 466,253 $29,959 70% $34,329
40 Rhode Island 56,199 $29,097 69% $38,809
41 South Carolina 126,052 $25,662 54% $25,773
42 South Dakota 43,860 $24,232 76% $19,453
43 Tennessee 190,938 $20,703 53% $25,378
44 Texas 608,708 $22,140 56% $23,734
45 Utah 178,728 $17,227 45% $19,628
46 Vermont 31,383 $28,273 63% $33,484
47 Virginia 278,221 $24,717 59% $25,907
48 Washington 185,319 $22,244 56% $27,657
49 West Virginia 102,703 $26,227 64% $18,831
50 Wisconsin 222,669 $26,238 67% $23,294
51 Wyoming 10,206 $23,341 47% $16,576
State
(Plus National
& Washington, DC numbers)
Fall 2010 Undergraduate Enrollment at 4-year Colleges & Universities Average
Debt of Undergraduates after Graduation
% of 4-Year College Graduates
with Debt
Average
Total Cost of Attendance per Year*
* "Estimated total cost of attendance for first-time full-time undergraduates for the full academic year or the length of the largest program (for colleges with nontraditional schedules); the sum of tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and personal and transportation expenses."

** 2010-2011 numbers were not available so 2009-2010 numbers were included.
II. State-by-State 4-year College & University Total Fall 2010 Enrollment and Number of Degrees Granted
State
(Plus National
& Washington, DC numbers)
Fall 2010
enrollment at 4-year Colleges & Universities (total)
Associate's
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's
Degrees Awarded
Master's
Degrees Awarded
Doctoral &
Professional Degrees Awarded
United States 13,370,996 279,456 1,715,660 728,688 164,067
1 Alabama 226,224 2,905 27,248 11,888 2,144
2 Alaska 32,896 1,482 1,770 693 46
3 Arizona 549,036 41,355 50,816 36,069 2,937
4 Arkansas 113,427 3,884 13,259 4,793 813
5 California 1,052,566 8,851 169,636 68,746 17,250
6 Colorado 259,309 6,519 30,431 14,078 2,171
7 Connecticut 141,348 1,027 19,970 9,131 1,808
8 Delaware 40,034 403 5,877 2,705 546
9 DC 91,992 555 8,402 10,078 3,458
10 Florida 957,498 62,858 86,249 31,444 9,297
11 Georgia 384,285 5,608 44,409 16,473 3,994
12 Hawaii 46,940 781 5,751 2,062 529
13 Idaho 69,755 2,103 9,140 1,793 321
14 Illinois 523,170 8,447 71,824 42,347 7,851
15 Indiana 343,120 8,323 43,519 14,235 3,386
16 Iowa 274,707 7,110 36,266 9,982 3,112
17 Kansas 125,813 796 18,191 7,227 1,476
18 Kentucky 181,571 4,043 21,156 8,712 1,901
19 Louisiana 179,909 2,476 21,561 7,213 2,267
20 Maine 52,912 431 7,347 1,766 367
21 Maryland 230,982 1,170 30,288 16,956 2,652
22 Michigan 435,934 6,580 56,217 21,252 5,807
23 Minnesota 324,809 4,347 33,374 21,774 4,352
24 Mississippi 92,723 204 13,230 4,676 1,170
25 Missouri 329,531 5,617 39,364 20,553 4,656
26 Montana 42,078 774 5,512 1,201 357
27 Nebraska 93,827 822 13,515 4,684 1,371
28 Massachusetts 399,861 1,953 53,232 33,637 7,637
29 New York 954,287 19,496 128,472 70,124 14,305
30 Nevada 111,475 3,107 7,556 2,690 839
31 New Hampshire 60,364 1,345 9,479 3,666 448
32 New Jersey 261,457 1,099 37,087 14,427 3,101
33 New Mexico 69,997 388 7,774 3,057 544
34 North Caroina 328,734 2,171 48,664 16,133 4,116
35 North Dakota 49,292 1,464 5,674 1,572 456
36 Ohio 505,189 9,501 63,882 22,685 6,074
37 Oklahoma 153,672 2,655 19,511 6,339 1,611
38 Oregon 137,141 887 19,542 7,291 1,849
39 Pennsylvania 607,180 5,082 88,767 35,984 9,316
40 Rhode Island 67,335 2,083 10,863 2,545 709
41 South Carolina 151,773 774 23,056 5,862 1,615
42 South Dakota 51,541 1,121 5,211 1,427 300
43 Tennessee 240,452 2,746 31,026 11,034 2,901
44 Texas 785,318 6,856 107,531 42,110 9,705
45 Utah 202,660 6,911 24,413 6,918 1,087
46 Vermont 38,347 615 6,100 2,377 388
47 Virginia 369,530 6,970 48,681 20,285 4,963
48 Washington 221,573 7,077 31,301 9,763 2,412
49 West Virginia 126,806 2,128 12,978 5,884 1,007
50 Wisconsin 265,197 3,412 35,272 9,656 2,418
51 Wyoming 13,038 25 1,860 482 188
State
(Plus National
& Washington, DC numbers)
Fall 2010
enrollment at 4-year Colleges & Universities (total)
Associate's
Degrees Awarded
Bachelor's
Degrees Awarded
Master's
Degrees Awarded
Doctoral &
Professional Degrees Awarded


Source: Project on Student Debt, "State by State Data," www.projectonstudentdebt.org (accessed Oct. 14, 2013)

Related Links: College Cost and Debt, 2003-2011