Graduating from college will cost students more this year….about a thousand dollars more. The average North Dakota grad leaves college owing 27-thousand-425 dollars in college loan debt. In Minnesota the figure is even higher at 29-thousand-793 dollars. Lauren Asher is president of the institute for college access and success. Asher says the average debt for all students is 26-thousand-600 dollars. The report says 83-percent of North Dakota college grads have student loan debt – tops in the nation. The University of North Dakota made the top twenty list of public colleges with the highest student loan debt.