There are now more than 44 million Americans with student loan debt, each contributing to the national amount which has climbed to more than $1.45 trillion this year. Traditional methods students used to count on to support themselves while in school have become unreliable, and more than three million students — all potential Sugar Babies — worldwide have registered with, the world’s largest Sugar Daddy dating site, to find wealthy benefactors who can help offset the cost of going to college.

SeekingArrangement completed its annual report on the top Sugar Baby universities, which outlines where the fastest growing populations of student Sugar Babies are attending college.

Arizona State University came in at No. 1 in the country, with 352 new Sugar Baby students in 2017, bringing the total to 1,361.

The University of Arizona narrowly missed the Top 10 by coming in at number 13, with 179 new Sugar Babies, bringing the total there to 583. Northern Arizona University rounded out the Top 20, with 411 total student Sugar Babies.

The average cost of one year’s tuition at a public, four-year institution rose to $9,970 in 2017, and 44 million Americans are now being crushed by the weight of crippling student loan debt.

Nearly half of all 2017 graduates in Arizona had student loan debt. The average monthly allowance a Sugar Daddy provides is $2,800, so it is easy to understand why two million students in the U.S. are taking this unconventional route to financial freedom.

“Students are tired of being told by the government that secondary education is important, and then being slapped with outrageous student loans and staggering interest rates,” says Brandon Wade, founder and CEO of “The value of a degree is undeniable, but students can’t leave their futures in the hands of officials any longer.”