STUDENT LOAN DEBT As reported, Florida ranks No. 3 for the highest amount of student loan debt, according to a new analysis by Experian. Floridians had $89.4 billion in student loans for the third quarter of 2018, up 177 percent from the same quarter in 2008. California had the highest overall amount of student debt in 2018 at $132.8 billion, followed by Texas with $103 billion. New York City led all metro areas in student debt at $8.92 billion, followed by Los Angeles ($5.07 billion) and Chicago ($4.85 billion). Experian's new report is available at

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