Student Loan Debt

By Brandon Ballenger

This map shows average student loan debt and student loan default rates in the United States when your cursor hovers over a state. The table below shows a ranking of states by their average student loan debt. Explore, then see our conclusions below.

We used debt figures from The Institute for College Access & Success’s report, “Student debt and the class of 2013” (released Nov. 2014) and default figures from the U.S. Department of Education’s “FY 2011 3-Year Official Cohort Default Rates.” (released July 2014)