Special Report

States Where People Struggle Most With Student Debt

Source: dszc / Getty Images

40. Texas
> Median student debt in default: $10,827
> Adults with student debt in default: 11.0% — 20th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $26,951 — 19th lowest

Source: Davel5957 / Getty Images

39. Kentucky
> Median student debt in default: $11,149
> Adults with student debt in default: 12.4% — 8th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $28,482 — 25th lowest

Source: DenisTangneyJr / Getty Images

38. New Hampshire
> Median student debt in default: $11,194
> Adults with student debt in default: 7.3% — 6th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $39,410 — the highest

Source: Davel5957 / Getty Images

37. Nebraska
> Median student debt in default: $11,296
> Adults with student debt in default: 6.4% — 3rd lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $26,026 — 14th lowest

Source: S. Greg Panosian / Getty Images

36. Pennsylvania
> Median student debt in default: $11,339
> Adults with student debt in default: 9.8% — 25th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $39,027 — 2nd highest

Sponsored: Find a Qualified Financial Advisor

Finding a qualified financial advisor doesn’t have to be hard. SmartAsset’s free tool matches you with up to 3 fiduciary financial advisors in your area in 5 minutes. Each advisor has been vetted by SmartAsset and is held to a fiduciary standard to act in your best interests. If you’re ready to be matched with local advisors that can help you achieve your financial goals, get started now.