The map below shows three common measures of college affordability for 56 Wisconsin colleges. “Price estimate” looks at the average amount that a full-time, first-year student pays for tuition, fees and lodging after subtracting grants and other discounts. “Median debt” estimates the typical amount of student debt at graduation. “Loan trouble” is the percent of students who default on federal loans within three years of graduating, a step that can result in students facing steeper financial challenges for years.
Map by Keegan Kyle/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin Source: U.S. Department of Education. Price and debt estimates are for the 2013-2014 academic year. Three-year default rates are for the 2013 student cohort.