According to a new study, students in California graduate with one of the lowest debt averages in the U.S. This comes even after protests about rising tuition at public colleges. About 51 percent of graduates from California's public and private nonprofit colleges took on student debt, according to the Los Angeles Times. This is compared with 66 percent nationwide. Those loan totals averaged $18,879; it was about $7,700 below the national average.

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