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10 worst states for student loan debt
In order to identify the best and worst states for student-loan debtors, WalletHub, a personal finance site, compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia on nine key metrics, including “average student debt,” “unemployment rate for people aged 25 to 34” and “percentage of students with past-due loan balances” to average a state population's overall score.

In addition, student loan indebtedness was calculated using five of those metrics, including "student debt as a percentage of income" as well as the "percentage of student loans in past-due or default status."

Without further ado, here are the worst states in the nation for student debt.
1. Ohio.jpg
Number 10: Ohio
Student loan indebtedness rank: 43
Overall score: 49.21
2. Mississippi.jpg
Number 9: Mississippi
Student loan indebtedness rank: 40
Overall score: 49.21
3. New Hampshire.jpg
Number 8: New Hampshire
Student loan indebtedness rank: 47
Overall score: 47.61
4. South Carolina.jpg
Number 7: South Carolina
Student loan indebtedness rank: 44
Overall score: 47.14
5. Vermont.jpg
Number 6: Vermont
Student loan indebtedness rank: 48
Overall score: 46.43
6. Pennsylvania.jpg
Number 5: Pennsylvania
Student loan indebtedness rank: 45
Overall score: 46.03
7. Maine.jpg
Number 4: Maine
Student loan indebtedness rank: 46
Overall score: 44.10
8. Oregon.jpg
Number 3: Oregon
Student loan indebtedness rank: 50
Overall score: 42.95
9. West Virginia.jpg
Number 2: West Virginia
Student loan indebtedness rank: 49
Overall score: 39.37
10. DC.jpg
Number 1: District of Columbia
Student loan indebtedness rank: 51
Overall score: 36.71