306,553 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from public colleges, universities

Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, Portland Community College in Oregon, and Columbus State Community College in Ohio reported the largest share of borrowers from public 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 public schools 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 1,500 institutions had 306,553 borrowers in default. The top 200 institutions accounted for nearly half of that, with 142,886 borrowers in default.


Borrowers in default at 200 public schools

NameCityStateNumber of borrowers in default
Ivy Tech Community College Of IndianaIndianapolisIN7,532
Portland Community CollegePortlandOR2,134
Columbus State Community CollegeColumbusOH1,692
Henry Ford CollegeDearbornMI1,653
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeMilwaukeeWI1,545
Stark State CollegeNorth CantonOH1,492
Sinclair Community CollegeDaytonOH1,458
Delgado Community CollegeNew OrleansLA1,372
Owens State Community CollegePerrysburgOH1,371
Harrisburg Area Community CollegeHarrisburgPA1,350
Cuyahoga Community CollegeClevelandOH1,331
Kent State UniversityKentOH1,319
Lone Star College SystemHoustonTX1,268
Central New Mexico Community CollegeAlbuquerqueNM1,258
Grand Rapids Community CollegeGrand RapidsMI1,258
Valencia CollegeOrlandoFL1,243
Georgia State UniversityAtlantaGA1,237
Houston Community CollegeHoustonTX1,229
Lane Community CollegeEugeneOR1,200
Cincinnati State Technical & Community CollegeCincinnatiOH1,180
Oakland Community CollegeBloomfield HillsMI1,180
Arizona State UniversityTempeAZ1,175
Mesa Community CollegeMesaAZ1,152
Community College Of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPA1,146
Tarrant County College DistrictFort WorthTX1,146
Rio Salado Community CollegeTempeAZ1,095
St. Petersburg CollegeClearwaterFL1,090
Florida State College At JacksonvilleJacksonvilleFL1,070
University Of Akron (The)AkronOH1,054
Guilford Technical Community CollegeJamestownNC1,049
Des Moines Area Community CollegeAnkenyIA1,040
Tidewater Community CollegeNorfolkVA1,028
Pennsylvania State University (The)University ParkPA1,010
New Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesNM1,006
Phoenix CollegePhoenixAZ975
Chemeketa Community CollegeSalemOR972
Hinds Community CollegeRaymondMS959
Charles Stewart Mott Community CollegeFlintMI958
Tallahassee Community CollegeTallahasseeFL957
Ohio UniversityAthensOH945
Monroe Community CollegeRochesterNY922
Wayne County Community College DistrictDetroitMI912
Lansing Community CollegeLansingMI906
Bluegrass Community & Technical CollegeLexingtonKY876
University Of CincinnatiCincinnatiOH874
Community College Of DenverDenverCO859
Hillsborough Community CollegeTampaFL842
Troy UniversityTroyAL840
Chattanooga State Community CollegeChattanoogaTN839
Ozarks Technical Community CollegeSpringfieldMO829
University Of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical CollegeNorth Little RockAR828
Front Range Community CollegeWestminsterCO825
Seminole State College Of FloridaSanfordFL819
Daytona State CollegeDaytona BeachFL814
University Of New MexicoAlbuquerqueNM813
Trident Technical CollegeNorth CharlestonSC798
Kirkwood Community CollegeCedar RapidsIA793
Northern Virginia Community CollegeAnnandaleVA787
Pima County Community CollegeTucsonAZ780
Wake Technical Community CollegeRaleighNC776
Minneapolis Community And Technical CollegeMinneapolisMN768
Mount Hood Community CollegeGreshamOR757
Kalamazoo Valley Community CollegeKalamazooMI752
Middle Tennessee State UniversityMurfreesboroTN745
Salt Lake Community CollegeSalt Lake CityUT729
Broward CollegeFort LauderdaleFL723
Glendale Community CollegeGlendaleAZ715
University Of Maryland University CollegeAdelphiMD704
Greenville Technical CollegeGreenvilleSC700
Navarro CollegeCorsicanaTX697
Jefferson Community And Technical CollegeLouisvilleKY694
Gateway Technical CollegeKenoshaWI689
College Of Western IdahoNampaID686
Saint Paul College - A Community & Technical CollegeSt PaulMN671
Washtenaw Community CollegeAnn ArborMI667
Metropolitan State University Of DenverDenverCO655
Eastern Michigan UniversityYpsilantiMI640
Madison Area Technical CollegeMadisonWI631
University Of Central FloridaOrlandoFL629
Tulsa Community CollegeTulsaOK618
Austin Community CollegeAustinTX615
University Of ToledoToledoOH611
Central Oregon Community CollegeBendOR610
Collin County Community CollegeMckinneyTX608
Youngstown State UniversityYoungstownOH607
Clark State Community CollegeSpringfieldOH600
Georgia Military CollegeMilledgevilleGA595
Ohio State University (The)ColumbusOH594
Pitt Community CollegeWintervilleNC587
Vincennes UniversityVincennesIN586
West Virginia UniversityMorgantownWV585
Tyler Junior CollegeTylerTX581
University Of North TexasDentonTX576
University Of North Texas At DallasDallasTX576
University Of Texas At El PasoEl PasoTX575
Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier CityLA573
University Of Memphis (The)MemphisTN566
University Of Texas At ArlingtonArlingtonTX566
Wayne State UniversityDetroitMI566
University Of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeMilwaukeeWI558
Kennesaw State UniversityKennesawGA553
Somerset Community CollegeSomersetKY548
Community College Of Allegheny CountyPittsburghPA546
Santa Fe CollegeGainesvilleFL545
College Of DuPageGlen EllynIL540
Mclennan Community CollegeWacoTX540
Iowa Western Community CollegeCouncil BluffsIA538
Florida International UniversityMiamiFL537
Community College Of Baltimore CountyBaltimoreMD535
Utah Valley UniversityOremUT527
Fayetteville Technical Community CollegeFayettevilleNC525
Erie Community CollegeBuffaloNY522
Onondaga Community CollegeSyracuseNY521
University Of Southern MississippiHattiesburgMS519
Western Kentucky UniversityBowling GreenKY518
College Of Southern NevadaLas VegasNV515
Miami Dade CollegeMiamiFL515
Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaffAZ509
University Of South FloridaTampaFL509
Central Georgia Technical CollegeWarner RobinsGA507
Parkland CollegeChampaignIL506
Southwestern Illinois CollegeBellevilleIL506
Bowling Green State UniversityBowling GreenOH504
Fox Valley Technical CollegeAppletonWI501
Iowa Central Community CollegeFort DodgeIA493
Kellogg Community CollegeBattle CreekMI493
Southern Illinois University At CarbondaleCarbondaleIL491
Pikes Peak Community CollegeColorado SpringsCO490
Hocking Technical CollegeNelsonvilleOH489
Horry - Georgetown Technical CollegeConwaySC487
Portland State UniversityPortlandOR481
Texas A&M University - Central TexasKilleenTX481
Indiana University - Purdue University IndianapolisIndianapolisIN478
Johnson County Community CollegeOverland ParkKS478
Southeast Community CollegeLincolnNE477
Eastern Florida State CollegeCocoaFL476
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical UniversityTallahasseeFL475
Alabama State UniversityMontgomeryAL471
Blinn CollegeBrenhamTX471
Northeast Wisconsin Technical CollegeGreen BayWI468
Delaware County Community CollegeMediaPA467
Northern Illinois UniversityDekalbIL466
Century CollegeWhite Bear LakeMN465
Reading Area Community CollegeReadingPA464
Eastern Kentucky UniversityRichmondKY463
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeRichmondVA460
Midlands Technical CollegeWest ColumbiaSC460
Spokane Community CollegeSpokaneWA458
Nashville State Community CollegeNashvilleTN457
Wright State UniversityDaytonOH455
Miami UniversityOxfordOH454
Clark CollegeVancouverWA452
Jackson State UniversityJacksonMS451
University Of Arizona (The)TucsonAZ449
Community College Of Rhode IslandWarwickRI448
Rutgers, The State University Of New JerseyNew BrunswickNJ448
Tennessee State UniversityNashvilleTN448
Albany Technical CollegeAlbanyGA443
Mohawk Valley Community College - Suny Office Of Community CollegUticaNY442
University Of Texas At San AntonioSan AntonioTX441
East Mississippi Community CollegeScoobaMS439
University Of Montana (The)MissoulaMT438
College Of Southern IdahoTwin FallsID436
North Idaho CollegeCoeur D'AleneID433
Cape Fear Community CollegeWilmingtonNC431
Calhoun Community CollegeTannerAL430
Middle Georgia State UniversityMaconGA429
Oklahoma City Community CollegeOklahoma CityOK425
Minnesota State Community And Technical CollegePerhamMN419
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegePerkinstonMS419
Montgomery County Community CollegeBlue BellPA417
Florida Southwestern State CollegeFort MyersFL414
Metropolitan Community CollegeKansas CityMO408
Baton Rouge Community CollegeBaton RougeLA407
Butler County Community CollegeEl DoradoKS402
Pueblo Community CollegePuebloCO400
University Of Alaska AnchorageAnchorageAK400
Northwest Arkansas Community CollegeBentonvilleAR398
Antelope Valley CollegeLancasterCA396
Darton State CollegeAlbanyGA396
Virginia State UniversityPetersburgVA396
Prince George'S Community CollegeLargoMD393
Texas Southmost CollegeBrownsvilleTX393
Pellissippi State Community CollegeKnoxvilleTN391
Gateway Community CollegePhoenixAZ390
Colorado Mesa UniversityGrand JunctionCO388
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State UniversityGreensboroNC388
Texas Tech UniversityLubbockTX387
Elizabethtown Community And Technical CollegeElizabethtownKY386
Morgan State UniversityBaltimoreMD386
Delta CollegeUniversity CenterMI385
Metropolitan Community CollegeOmahaNE384
Austin Peay State UniversityClarksvilleTN382
Cleveland State UniversityClevelandOH382
Estrella Mountain Community CollegeAvondaleAZ380
Lorain County Community CollegeElyriaOH380
Western Michigan UniversityKalamazooMI380
Indian Hills Community CollegeOttumwaIA379
Jackson CollegeJacksonMI379
Clackamas Community CollegeOregon CityOR378

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