Special Report

States Where People Struggle Most With Student Debt

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20. Tennessee
> Median student debt in default: $12,097
> Adults with student debt in default: 12.0% — 12th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $27,525 — 21st lowest

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19. New Jersey
> Median student debt in default: $12,290
> Adults with student debt in default: 8.2% — 12th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $33,566 — 7th highest

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18. Maryland
> Median student debt in default: $12,308
> Adults with student debt in default: 9.8% — 25th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $30,303 — 19th highest

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17. Ohio
> Median student debt in default: $12,309
> Adults with student debt in default: 10.8% — 21st highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $29,886 — 21st highest

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16. Minnesota
> Median student debt in default: $12,420
> Adults with student debt in default: 6.9% — 5th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $31,856 — 10th highest