Average debt: $29,037
Students with debt: 69 percent
Debt-carrying graduating seniors at the University of Dayton carried debt at an average of $40,628 per student. Compared to the state average, the school did have a lower number of students – about 62 percent -- who carried debt after graduation.
Kent State University at Kent and the main campus of Bowling Green State University reported average graduating debt at $31,954 and $31,262, respectively. The public schools with the next-highest debt loads were the University of Toledo and the main campus of the University of Cincinnati – each between $30,000 and $30,500.
[Editor's note: This entry originally indicated that all students at the University of Dayton had an average debt level of $40,628, when that total was only the average among debt-carrying students. The average debt for all University of Dayton students, including those without any debt, was $23,306.]