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States Where Students Graduate With the Most Debt

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35. Arkansas
> Avg. debt per borrower: $26,561
> Graduates with debt: 55% (18th lowest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 23.4% (3rd lowest)
> Median household income: $45,869 (3rd lowest)

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34. Idaho
> Avg. debt per borrower: $26,604
> Graduates with debt: 61% (14th highest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 26.8% (10th lowest)
> Median household income: $52,225 (11th lowest)

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33. Colorado
> Avg. debt per borrower: $26,662
> Graduates with debt: 52% (13th lowest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 41.2% (2nd highest)
> Median household income: $69,117 (11th highest)

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32. Louisiana
> Avg. debt per borrower: $26,808
> Graduates with debt: 48% (5th lowest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 23.8% (4th lowest)
> Median household income: $46,145 (4th lowest)

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31. Missouri
> Avg. debt per borrower: $26,834
> Graduates with debt: 59% (18th highest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 29.1% (20th lowest)
> Median household income: $53,578 (15th lowest)

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