Doug Kerr via Flickr

Many experts are warning about the growing problem of student debt. The Project on Student Debt ranked all states according to their average student debt for the class of 2010. North Dakota is not included because there was not enough conclusive data, according to The Project. The following is a list of where each state ranks.

50 New Hampshire
Doug Kerr via Flickr

Average Debt: $31,048
% with debt: 74%
Total BA-granting institutions: 2

49 Maine
Josh and Melanie Rosenthal via Flickr

Average Debt: $29,983
% with debt: 68%
Total BA-granting institutions: 7

48 Iowa
jaymcgavren via Flickr

Average Debt: $29,598
% with debt: 72%
Total BA-granting institutions: 4

47 Minnesota
J. Stephen Conn via Flickr

Average Debt: $29,058
% with debt: 71%
Total BA-granting institutions: 5

46 Pennsylvania
Doug Kerr via Flickr

Average Debt: $28,599
% with debt: 70%
Total BA-granting institutions: 6

45 Vermont
Doug Kerr via Flickr

Average Debt: $28,391
% with debt: 66%
Total BA-granting institutions: 11

44 Ohio
Tracktwentynine via Flickr

Average Debt: $27,713
% with debt: 68%
Total BA-granting institutions: 7

43 Indiana
OZinOH via Flickr

Average Debt: $27,001
% with debt: 62%
Total BA-granting institutions: 18

42 Rhode Island
Doug Kerr via Flickr

Average Debt: $26,340
% with debt: 67%
Total BA-granting institutions: 9

41 New York
Wllyg via Flickr

Average Debt: $26,271
% with debt: 61%
Total BA-granting institutions: 21

40 Michigan
Shazooer via Flickr

Average Debt: $25,675
% with debt: 60%
Total BA-granting institutions: 23

39 Massachusetts
Doug Kerr via Flickr

Average Debt: $25,541
% with debt: 63%
Total BA-granting institutions: 16

38 Connecticut
Doug Kerr via Flickr

Average Debt: $25,360
% with debt: 61%
Total BA-granting institutions: 21

37 Alabama
Willamor Media via Flickr

Average Debt: $24,821
% with debt: 56%
Total BA-granting institutions: 29

36 Wisconsin
WxMom via Flickr

Average Debt: $24,627
% with debt: 67%
Total BA-granting institutions: 9

35 Louisiana
christopherbarnette via Flickr

Average Debt: $24,548
% with debt: 48%
Total BA-granting institutions: 43

34 District of Columbia
wallg via Flickr

Average Debt: $24,191
% with debt: 54%
Total BA-granting institutions: 36

33 Idaho
sandwichgirl via Flickr

Average Debt: $24,178
% with debt: 66%
Total BA-granting institutions: 11

32 Oregon
gabri_micha via Flickr

Average Debt: $23,967
% with debt: 63%
Total BA-granting institutions: 16

31 Illinois
J. Stephen Conn via Flickr

Average Debt: $23,885
% with debt: 62%
Total BA-granting institutions: 18

30 New Jersey
Doug Kerr via Flickr

Average Debt: $23,792
% with debt: 66%
Total BA-granting institutions: 11

29 West Virginia
Tango McEffrie via Flickr

Average Debt: $23,678
% with debt: 73%
Total BA-granting institutions: 3

28 South Carolina
J. Stephen Conn via Flickr

Average Debt: $23,623
% with debt: 55%
Total BA-granting institutions: 33

27 Virginia
Donney Nunley via Flickr

Average Debt: $23,327
% with debt: 58%
Total BA-granting institutions: 25

26 South Dakota
Jimmy Wayne via Flickr

Average Debt: $23,171
% with debt: 75%
Total BA-granting institutions: 1

25 Montana
FunGi_ via Flickr

Average Debt: $22,768
% with debt: 65%
Total BA-granting institutions: 14

24 Alaska
Alex Grechman via Flickr

Average Debt: $22,717
% with debt: 50%
Total BA-granting institutions: 40

23 Missouri
gobucks2 via Flickr

Average Debt: $22,601
% with debt: 65%
Total BA-granting institutions: 14

22 Kansas
edebell via Flickr

Average Debt: $22,280
% with debt: 57%
Total BA-granting institutions: 27

21 Mississippi
C.J. Anderson via Flickr

Average Debt: $22,142
% with debt: 52%
Total BA-granting institutions: 39

20 Washington
Jon Dawson via Flickr

Average Debt: $22,101
% with debt: 59%
Total BA-granting institutions: 24

19 Colorado
Jimmy Wayne via Flickr

Average Debt: $22,017
% with debt: 55%
Total BA-granting institutions: 33

18 Maryland
Wally Gobetz via Flickr

Average Debt: $21,750
% with debt: 54%
Total BA-granting institutions: 36

17 Delaware
Sami via Flickr

Average Debt: $21,500
% with debt: 50%
Total BA-granting institutions: 40

16 Arkansas
Alan Brewer via Flickr

Average Debt: $21,408
% with debt: 57%
Total BA-granting institutions: 27

15 Nebraska
worldtechguy via Flickr

Average Debt: $21,227
% with debt: 62%
Total BA-granting institutions: 18

14 Florida
Jimmy Emerson via Flickr

Average Debt: $21,184
% with debt: 49%
Total BA-granting institutions: 42

13 North Carolina
eutrophication&hypoxia via Flickr

Average Debt: $20,959
% with debt: 53%
Total BA-granting institutions: 38

12 Texas
slight clutter via Flickr

Average Debt: $20,919
% with debt: 56%
Total BA-granting institutions: 29

11 Oklahoma
Allison Meier via Flickr

Average Debt: $20,708
% with debt: 56%
Total BA-granting institutions: 29

10 Wyoming
J. Stephen Conn via Flickr

Average Debt: $20,571
% with debt: 42%
Total BA-granting institutions: 48

9 Tennessee
Exothermic via Flickr

Average Debt: $19,957
% with debt: 46%
Total BA-granting institutions: 46

8 Kentucky
Doug Kerr via Flickr

Average Debt: $19,375
% with debt: 58%
Total BA-granting institutions: 25

7 Georgia
k1ng via Flickr

Average Debt: $18,888
% with debt: 55%
Total BA-granting institutions: 33

6 Arizona
KINKISHARYO via Flickr

Average Debt: $18,454
% with debt: 47%
Total BA-granting institutions: 45

5 California
pifou95 via Flickr

Average Debt: $18,113
% with debt: 48%
Total BA-granting institutions: 43

4 Nevada
Frankphotos via Flickr

Average Debt: $16,622
% with debt: 39%
Total BA-granting institutions: 49

3 New Mexico
asmythie via Flickr

Average Debt: $16,399
% with debt: 56%
Total BA-granting institutions: 29

2 Hawaii
Danielle Bauer via Flickr

Average Debt: $15,550
% with debt: 38%
Total BA-granting institutions: 50

1 Utah
Tony Frates via Flickr

Average Debt: $15,509
% with debt: 44%
Total BA-granting institutions: 47