Special Report

Cities Where College Students Are Most Burdened By Debt

15. Lithia Springs, GA
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 76.3%
> Median student debt: $31,736 (top 10%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $41,600 (bottom 25%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 25.7% (bottom 25-50%)

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14. Loma Linda, CA
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 76.6%
> Median student debt: $34,487 (top 10%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $45,047 (bottom 25%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 47.6% (top 25%)

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13. Morgantown, WV
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 77.0%
> Median student debt: $26,669 (top 10%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $34,615 (bottom 10%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 54.5% (top 25%)

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12. Oxford, MS
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 77.5%
> Median student debt: $27,480 (top 10%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $35,477 (bottom 10%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 61.3% (top 10%)

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11. Clarkston, GA
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 77.5%
> Median student debt: $25,046 (top 25%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $32,313 (bottom 10%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 21.1% (bottom 25-50%)

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