Kennesaw State recognized for low student loan debt

Student Loan Award

University ranked 10th in Georgia by online financial publication

KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 13, 2016) — LendEDU, an online marketplace for student loan refinancing, has ranked Kennesaw State University in its top 10 schools in Georgia for lowest average student loan debt at graduation.

The ranking, calculated based on the average student loan debt per borrower in 2015, placed Kennesaw State at No. 10 out of the top 36 Georgia institutions recognized.

“This recognition showcases our commitment to making college more accessible and affordable for students and their families,” said Houston D. Davis, interim president at Kennesaw State. “We understand the financial challenges of getting a quality university education, and Kennesaw State remains a top value for institutions in Georgia.”

According to the LendEDU study of public and private four-year colleges nationwide, Kennesaw State students graduating in 2015 had an average loan debt of $25,123, while 63 percent of students had some form of student debt.

The “Student Loan Debt by School by State” study found that the average borrower among 1,300 colleges nationwide graduated with about $28,400 in debt in 2015.

“Clearly, the top ranked schools are doing a great job at helping students afford their educations and attend college with as little debt as possible,” according to LendEDU.

Among the many programs designed for student success, Kennesaw State participates in Affordable Learning Georgia, a University System of Georgia initiative that helps faculty and staff identify lower-cost, electronic, free and open educational resources.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit