Ohio’s college students are among the most indebted in the nation by the time they graduate. But what if they no longer had to pay tuition and fees upfront?
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Student loan debt in Ohio
Average debt: $ 28,683
Ohio’s rank: 7th
Proportion with debt: 68%
Ohio’s rank: 9th
Average debt nationwide: $26,600
Source: Project on Student Debt
Graphic: How did Ohio’s public colleges and universities fare in the state’s $1.7 billion budget?