Special Report

States Where People Struggle Most With Student Debt

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15. Massachusetts
> Median student debt in default: $12,670
> Adults with student debt in default: 6.6% — 4th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $33,256 — 8th highest

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14. South Carolina
> Median student debt in default: $12,784
> Adults with student debt in default: 12.2% — 9th highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $31,524 — 14th highest

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13. Delaware
> Median student debt in default: $12,799
> Adults with student debt in default: 9.2% — 21st lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $37,447 — 5th highest

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12. Idaho
> Median student debt in default: $12,808
> Adults with student debt in default: 8.9% — 17th lowest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $25,942 — 13th lowest

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11. Oregon
> Median student debt in default: $13,254
> Adults with student debt in default: 10.3% — 22nd highest
> Average overall debt of graduates: $27,542 — 22nd lowest

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