States Where Students Graduate With the Most Debt

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15. Mississippi
> Avg. debt per borrower: $30,268
> Graduates with debt: 50% (11th lowest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 21.9% (2nd lowest)
> Median household income: $43,529 (2nd lowest)

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14. South Carolina
> Avg. debt per borrower: $30,310
> Graduates with debt: 58% (22nd highest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 28.0% (15th lowest)
> Median household income: $50,570 (9th lowest)

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13. Maine
> Avg. debt per borrower: $30,321
> Graduates with debt: 59% (18th highest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 32.1% (20th highest)
> Median household income: $56,277 (20th lowest)

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12. New Jersey
> Avg. debt per borrower: $30,794
> Graduates with debt: 62% (11th highest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 39.7% (3rd highest)
> Median household income: $80,088 (2nd highest)

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11. Michigan
> Avg. debt per borrower: $30,978
> Graduates with debt: 58% (22nd highest)
> Adults with a bachelor’s degree: 29.1% (20th lowest)
> Median household income: $54,909 (18th lowest)