By: Michael Bruckler, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
For the fourth consecutive year, LendEDU has completed an annual Student Loan Debt by School by State Report, a comprehensive analysis of student loan debt statistics for over 1,000 colleges and universities throughout the United States.
According to the report, St. Mary’s College of Maryland is ranked #1 in lowest average student loan debt among public institutions in the state of Maryland (class of 2018) for the second year in a row. St. Mary’s College graduates benefit from one of the lowest average debt figures in the United States, ranking #169 out of all institutions analyzed and #102 amongst all similar public schools.
St. Mary’s College has recently received several accolades:Ranked fifth-best public liberal arts college in U.S. News & World Report’s “2020 Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “Best 385 Colleges” Guide for 2020, 2019 Best College Value by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, 2019-20 College of Distinction, a 2018 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, and as an Individual Conference Champion in the 2018-19 College and University Green Power Challenge by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.