HawaiÊ»i ranks as number nine among the 50 states for lowest student debt, according to a national website that tracks student loan information. That is in large part due to the affordability of University of HawaiÊ»iâ€˜s 10 campuses.
UH MÄ�noa is 189 out of the nearly 1,000 national four-year private and public higher education institutions that self-reported information on average student debt per borrower. The ranking is the basis of LendEDUâ€™s just-released annual report, Student Loan Debt by School by State.
There are more than 4,000 four-year private and public colleges and universities nationally, according to the U.S. Department of Education.
Among the nationâ€™s public universities, UH MÄ�noa ranks number one in the state, with an average student loan debt of $24,539 per Class of 2018 borrower. This figure was slightly lower than the national Class of 2018 average debt per borrower figure of $28,565.
About 46 percent of UH MÄ�noa graduates in 2018 reported having student debt.
The LendEDU report was created using the newest Petersonâ€™s financial aid data.