Special Report

States Where People Struggle Most With Student Debt

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30. West Virginia
> Median student debt in default: $11,591
> Adults with student debt in default: 12.8% — 6th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $29,272 — 24th highest

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29. Rhode Island
> Median student debt in default: $11,630
> Adults with student debt in default: 9.0% — 18th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $37,614 — 4th highest

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28. Alaska
> Median student debt in default: $11,644
> Adults with student debt in default: 11.8% — 15th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $25,925 — 12th lowest

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27. Louisiana
> Median student debt in default: $11,646
> Adults with student debt in default: 12.8% — 5th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $25,512 — 10th lowest

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26. Virginia
> Median student debt in default: $11,678
> Adults with student debt in default: 8.8% — 15th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $30,574 — 17th highest