Pennsylvania’s student debt crisis

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Temple University students are shown at a May 2012 graduation ceremony. Pennsylvania college students graduate owing an average of $36,193.(Nathaniel Hamilton/for WHYY)

Temple University students are shown at a May 2012 graduation ceremony. Pennsylvania college students graduate owing an average of $36,193.(Nathaniel Hamilton/for WHYY)

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Pennsylvania ranks No. 1 in the nation for student debt, with students owing an average of $36,193. Temple University professor Sara Goldrick-Rab studies the student loan crisis and explains why the debt burden is so high here and how it’s affecting the way students and grads live.

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