Baylor Tops Texas in Student Loan Debt, With a Dallas School Having the Least, Report Says

In August, LendEDU released its annual Student Loan Debt by School by State Report for 2016 college graduates. It analyzed data from Peterson's financial aid survey from more than 1,000 institutions. According to the report, Texas ranked No. 37 in the country for college debt. More than half of the state's 2016 graduates left college with student loans averaging more than $26,000. The lists below include the top 10 Texas colleges with the highest average debt per borrower and the top 10 Texas schools with the lowest average debt per borrower. Texas schools with the highest average debt: 1. Baylor University, $44,540 2. Texas Southern University, $42,421 3. St. Mary's University, $39,883 4. Hardin-Simmons University, $39,597 5. LeTourneau University, $38,988 6. McMurry University, $38,844 7. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, $38,726 8. Trinity University, $38,605 9. St. Edward's University, $37,377 10. Texas Lutheran University, $37,337 Texas schools with the lowest average debt:1. Paul Quinn College, $6,102 2. University of North Texas at Dallas, $6,927 3. Lamar University, $11,878 4. Texas Wesleyan University, $12,360 5. The University of Texas at Arlington, $15,559 6. The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, $15,731 7. Texas A&M International University, $17,394 8. The University of Texas of the Permian Basin, $17,578 9. Texas A&M University -- Corpus Christi, $17,804 10. University of the Incarnate World, $19,243  Continue reading...

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