Special Report

States Where People Struggle Most With Student Debt

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45. Nevada
> Median student debt in default: $10,338
> Adults with student debt in default: 14.1% — 2nd highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $21,254 — 3rd lowest

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44. Mississippi
> Median student debt in default: $10,436
> Adults with student debt in default: 14.1% — 3rd highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $31,651 — 12th highest

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43. Michigan
> Median student debt in default: $10,464
> Adults with student debt in default: 11.8% — 13th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $30,677 — 16th highest

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42. Montana
> Median student debt in default: $10,540
> Adults with student debt in default: 10.2% — 24th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $27,265 — 20th lowest

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41. Alabama
> Median student debt in default: $10,814
> Adults with student debt in default: 12.2% — 10th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $29,791 — 22nd highest

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