Hawaiʻi has the least amount of student debt in the nation according to WalletHub. Hawaiʻi had the lowest overall ranking for student debt compared to the other 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The University of Hawaiʻi‘s ten campuses are consistently ranked highly in the country for affordability. In September 2016, the university ranked better than the national average in average net price (cost after financial aid) College Scorecard reported that all campuses ranked better than the national average in average net price (cost after financial aid).
The community colleges in particular have been lauded as the most affordable two-year public higher education institutions in the nation.
Within WalletHub’s ranking, Hawaiʻi was 47th in proportion of students in debt, 50th in student debt as percentage of income and 51st in percentage of student loan borrowers aged 50 and older.
WalletHub compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia with data ranging from average student debt to unemployment rate among the population aged 25 to 34 to share of students with past-due loan balances.