Special Report

Cities Where College Students Are Most Burdened By Debt

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10. Ithaca, NY
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 78.0%
> Median student debt: $25,041 (top 25%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $32,097 (bottom 10%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 69.0% (top 10%)

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9. Ashland, KY
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 78.4%
> Median student debt: $24,337 (top 25%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $31,049 (bottom 10%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 25.9% (bottom 25-50%)

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8. Hattiesburg, MS
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 78.8%
> Median student debt: $27,860 (top 10%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $35,354 (bottom 10%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 31.3% (top 25-50%)

7. Orangeburg, SC
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 79.0%
> Median student debt: $25,146 (top 25%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $31,836 (bottom 10%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 27.1% (bottom 25-50%)

6. McComb, MS
> Ratio of debt to earnings: 80.9%
> Median student debt: $23,833 (top 25%)
> Median earnings of bachelor’s degree holders: $29,467 (bottom 10%)
> Bachelor’s degree or higher attainment rate: 15.8% (bottom 25%)

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