Special Report

States Where People Struggle Most With Student Debt

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50. Wyoming
> Median student debt in default: $5,746
> Adults with student debt in default: 8.1% — 11th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $23,444 — 5th lowest

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49. Utah
> Median student debt in default: $8,961
> Adults with student debt in default: 8.8% — 14th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $17,935 — the lowest

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48. Kansas
> Median student debt in default: $9,957
> Adults with student debt in default: 11.5% — 17th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $26,788 — 18th lowest

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47. Oklahoma
> Median student debt in default: $10,066
> Adults with student debt in default: 14.3% — the highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $25,793 — 11th lowest

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46. New Mexico
> Median student debt in default: $10,081
> Adults with student debt in default: 13.5% — 4th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $20,991 — 2nd lowest