Infographic: Rising Cost of Student Debt in America

| by Michael Allen

According to a new infographic from via, 70% of students who graduate from four year universities are in serious debt with no guarantee that they will find a job to pay off that debt.

For students who graduated in 2010, they have an average debt of $22, 422, which could buy a new car, or be a down payment on a house. Students from private schools are more likely to have debt than those from public schools.

The top states for students with the most debt are North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.