348,659 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from 4-year schools

University of Phoenix in Tempe, Everest University in Tampa and Ashford University in San Francisco reported the largest share of borrowers from four-year institutions who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The analysis uses data that tracks borrowers at schools whose longest programs offer bachelor's, professional, master's or doctor's degrees, receiving federal student aid. The 2014 cohort accounts for borrowers who entered repayment on selected federal loans in the given fiscal year and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year.   

Altogether, more than 2,400 institutions had 348,659 borrowers in default. The top 200 institutions accounted for more than half of that, with 218,792 borrowers in default.


Borrowers in default at 200 four-year schools

NameCityStateNumber of borrowers in default
1University Of Phoenix Tempe               AZ20,528
2Everest University                                               Tampa               FL11,365
3Ashford University                                               San Diego           CA6,566
4Kaplan University                                                Davenport           IA5,457
5American Public University System   Charles Town        WV5,342
6Devry University                                                 Chicago             IL4,216
7Brown Mackie College (The) Salina              KS4,095
8Art Institute Of Phoenix (The)  Phoenix             AZ3,857
9Strayer University                                               Washington          DC3,574
10Argosy University                                                Orange              CA3,095
11Virginia College                                                 Birmingham          AL2,916
12Liberty University                                               Lynchburg           VA2,903
13Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Aguadilla Campus      Aguadilla           PR2,716
14Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Arecibo Campus        Arecibo             PR2,716
15Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Barranquitas Campus   Barranquitas        PR2,716
16Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Bayamon Campus        Bayamon             PR2,716
17Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Fajardo Campus        Fajardo             PR2,716
18Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Guayama Campus        Guayama             PR2,716
19Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Metropolitan Campus   San Juan            PR2,716
20Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - Ponce Campus          Ponce               PR2,716
21Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - School Of Law         Hato Rey            PR2,716
22Inter American University Of Puerto Rico - School Of Optometry   Bayamon             PR2,716
23Inter American University Of Puerto Rico San German Campus       San German          PR2,716
24Colorado Technical UniversityColorado SpringsCO2,707
25Baker College                                                    Flint               MI2,700
26South University                                                 Savannah            GA2,341
27Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix             AZ2,278
28American Intercontinental UniversitySchaumburg          IL2,125
29Art Institute Of Pittsburgh (The)Pittsburgh          PA1,916
30Bryant & Stratton College Buffalo             NY1,850
31Full Sail University                                             Winter Park         FL1,839
32National American UniversityRapid City          SD1,791
33Walden University                                                Minneapolis         MN1,725
34Henry Ford College                                               Dearborn            MI1,653
35Keiser University                                                Fort Lauderdale     FL1,493
36Vatterott College                                                Berkeley            MO1,410
37Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts Scottsdale          AZ1,392
38Kent State University                                            Kent                OH1,319
39Capella University                                               Minneapolis         MN1,243
40Valencia College                                                 Orlando             FL1,243
41Georgia State University Atlanta             GA1,237
42Arizona State University Tempe               AZ1,175
43Columbia College                                                 Columbia            MO1,137
44St. Petersburg College  Clearwater          FL1,090
45Florida State College At JacksonvilleJacksonville        FL1,070
46University Of Akron (The) Akron               OH1,054
47Stevens Henager College West Haven          UT1,026
48Pennsylvania State University (The)University Park     PA1,010
49New Mexico State UniversityLas Cruces          NM1,006
50Grantham University Lenexa              KS976
51Tallahassee Community College Tallahassee         FL957
52Rasmussen College Saint Cloud         MN946
53Ohio University                                                  Athens              OH945
54Miller - Motte Technical CollegeClarksville         TN911
55University Of Cincinnati Cincinnati          OH874
56Community College Of DenverDenver              CO859
57Troy University                                                  Troy                AL840
58Remington CollegeGarland             TX839
59Sanford-Brown College Tampa               FL834
60Seminole State College Of Florida Sanford             FL819
61Daytona State College  Daytona Beach       FL814
62University Of New Mexico  Albuquerque         NM813
63Post University                                                  Waterbury           CT795
64Southern New Hampshire University      Manchester          NH790
65San Joaquin Valley College Visalia             CA788
66Art Institute Of Atlanta (The)   Atlanta             GA779
67Middle Tennessee State University Murfreesboro        TN745
68Broward College                                                  Fort Lauderdale     FL723
69University Of Maryland University College  Adelphi             MD704
70Tiffin University                                                Tiffin              OH692
71Metropolitan State University Of Denver Denver              CO655
72Eastern Michigan University  Ypsilanti           MI640
73Pima Medical Institute Tucson              AZ639
74Harrison College                                                 Indianapolis        IN638
75Herzing University                                               Madison             WI637
76University Of Central Florida Orlando             FL629
77University Of Toledo                                             Toledo              OH611
78Western Governors University Salt Lake City      UT607
79Youngstown State University Youngstown          OH607
80Georgia Military College Milledgeville       GA595
81Ohio State University (The)Columbus            OH594
82Vincennes University Vincennes           IN586
83West Virginia University Morgantown          WV585
84Tyler Junior College                                             Tyler               TX581
85University Of North Texas Denton              TX576
86University Of North Texas At DallasDallas              TX576
87University Of Texas At El PasoEl Paso             TX575
88University Of Memphis (The)Memphis             TN566
89University Of Texas At ArlingtonArlington           TX566
90Wayne State University Detroit             MI566
91University Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee  Milwaukee           WI558
92Kennesaw State University Kennesaw            GA553
93Ecpi University                                                  Virginia Beach      VA548
94Davenport University  Grand Rapids        MI547
95Santa Fe College                                                 Gainesville         FL545
96Florida International University Miami               FL537
97Utah Valley University                                           Orem                UT527
98University Of Southern MississippiHattiesburg         MS519
99Western Kentucky University  Bowling Green       KY518
100College Of Southern NevadaLas Vegas           NV515
101Miami Dade College Miami               FL515
102Fortis College                                                   Centerville         OH510
103Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff           AZ509
104University Of South Florida Tampa               FL509
105Bowling Green State University Bowling Green       OH504
106Southern Illinois University At CarbondaleCarbondale          IL491
107Portland State University  Portland            OR481
108Texas A&M University - Central Texas Killeen             TX481
109Illinois Institute Of Art (The)                                  Chicago             IL479
110Saint Leo University                                             Saint Leo           FL479
111Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis              Indianapolis        IN478
112Eastern Florida State College Cocoa               FL476
113Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University Tallahassee         FL475
114Alabama State UniversityMontgomery          AL471
115Platt College                                                    Tulsa               OK471
116Florida Technical College Orlando             FL466
117Northern Illinois University Dekalb              IL466
118Eastern Kentucky University Richmond            KY463
119Temple University                                                Philadelphia        PA456
120Wright State UniversityDayton              OH455
121Miami University                              Oxford              OH454
122National University College Bayamon             PR454
123Clark College                                                    Vancouver           WA452
124Jackson State UniversityJackson             MS451
125Indiana Institute Of Technology  Fort Wayne          IN449
126University Of Arizona (The) Tucson              AZ449
127Rutgers, The State University Of New JerseyNew Brunswick NJ448
128Tennessee State University Nashville           TN448
129Pontifical Catholic University Of Puerto Rico (The) Ponce               PR444
130University Of Texas At San Antonio San Antonio         TX441
131University Of Montana (The)  Missoula            MT438
132Middle Georgia State UniversityMacon               GA429
133Lincoln Technical Institute Iselin              NJ428
134National University                                              La Jolla            CA415
135Florida Southwestern State College Fort Myers          FL414
136Johnson & Wales University Providence          RI411
137Art Institute Of Houston (The)Houston             TX401
138Pueblo Community CollegePueblo              CO400
139University Of Alaska AnchorageAnchorage           AK400
140Antelope Valley College  Lancaster           CA396
141Darton State CollegeAlbany              GA396
142Virginia State University                                        Petersburg          VA396
143Colorado Mesa UniversityGrand Junction      CO388
144North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University         Greensboro          NC388
145Texas Tech University  Lubbock             TX387
146Morgan State UniversityBaltimore           MD386
147Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville         TN382
148Cleveland State University  Cleveland           OH382
149Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo           MI380
150Jackson College                                                  Jackson             MI379
151Florida State University                                         Tallahassee         FL378
152University Of North Carolina - Charlotte  Charlotte           NC378
153College Of Central Florida Ocala               FL377
154Indiana State University Terre Haute         IN376
155Indiana Wesleyan University Marion              IN375
156California State University, Northridge Northridge          CA372
157Daymar College                                                   Clarksville         TN372
158Ohio Christian University  Circleville         OH371
159Florida Atlantic University  Boca Raton          FL369
160Gwinnett College                                                 Lilburn             GA369
161Bethel University                                                Mckenzie            TN367
162University Of Wisconsin Colleges Madison             WI365
163Georgia Southern University Statesboro          GA361
164Florida Institute Of TechnologyMelbourne           FL359
165Shawnee State UniversityPortsmouth          OH357
166Asa College                                                      Brooklyn            NY355
167University Of Mississippi University          MS355
168East Tennessee State University Johnson City        TN354
169University Of Nevada - Las Vegas Las Vegas           NV354
170Long Island University Brookville          NY350
171Schoolcraft College                                              Livonia             MI350
172Texas State UniversitySan Marcos          TX349
173Old Dominion University Norfolk             VA347
174American National University   Salem               VA341
175Palm Beach State College  Lake Worth          FL339
176University Of Arkansas At Little Rock Little Rock         AR339
177State College Of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota Bradenton           FL338
178Georgia Gwinnett College   Lawrenceville       GA337
179Charter College                                                  Vancouver           WA336
180Indian River State College Fort Pierce         FL335
181Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma City  Oklahoma City       OK334
182Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical UniversityNormal              AL332
183Northern Kentucky University Highland Heights    KY332
184Central Michigan University Mt Pleasant         MI330
185Southern University And Agricultural & Mechanical Colg At Baton RBaton Rouge         LA330
186University Of Central Oklahoma Edmond              OK330
187Marshall University                                              Huntington          WV328
188Prairie View Agricultural & Mechanical UniversityPrairie View        TX326
189Savannah State University  Savannah            GA326
190Texas A&M University - KingsvilleKingsville          TX324
191Texas A&M University-San Antonio San Antonio         TX324
192Valdosta State UniversityValdosta            GA324
193Arkansas State University  Jonesboro           AR322
194Norfolk State University Norfolk             VA322
195Universidad Del Este Carolina            PR322
196Columbia College Chicago  Chicago             IL318
197University Of North Georgia Dahlonega           GA318
198San Francisco State University San Francisco       CA316
199Indiana University Of Pennsylvania  Indiana             PA315
200Bainbridge State College           Bainbridge          GA314

Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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