Special Report

States Where People Struggle Most With Student Debt

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25. Washington
> Median student debt in default: $11,753
> Adults with student debt in default: 8.5% — 13th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $24,645 — 8th lowest

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24. Illinois
> Median student debt in default: $11,777
> Adults with student debt in default: 9.4% — 22nd lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $29,666 — 23rd highest

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23. Wisconsin
> Median student debt in default: $11,783
> Adults with student debt in default: 8.1% — 10th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $31,550 — 13th highest

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22. Georgia
> Median student debt in default: $11,821
> Adults with student debt in default: 11.7% — 16th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $28,081 — 23rd lowest

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21. Florida
> Median student debt in default: $11,985
> Adults with student debt in default: 11.3% — 18th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $24,629 — 7th lowest