209,472 U.S. borrowers in default on student loans from two-year colleges

Ivy Tech Community College in Indiana, Ross Medical Education Center and Everest Institute – both in Michigan – reported the largest share of borrowers from two-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 two-year 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 1,000 institutions had 209,472 borrowers in default. The top 200 institutions accounted for 63 percent of that, with 132,308 borrowers in default.


Borrowers in default at 200 two-year schools

SchoolCityStateNumber of borrowers in default
Ivy Tech Community College Of IndianaIndianapolisIN7,532
Ross Medical Education CenterBrightonMI4,058
Everest InstituteSouthfieldMI2,596
Portland Community CollegePortlandOR2,134
Columbus State Community CollegeColumbusOH1,692
Milwaukee Area Technical CollegeMilwaukeeWI1,545
Stark State CollegeNorth CantonOH1,492
Sinclair Community CollegeDaytonOH1,458
Lincoln Technical InstituteNew BritainCT1,383
Delgado Community CollegeNew OrleansLA1,372
Owens State Community CollegePerrysburgOH1,371
Harrisburg Area Community CollegeHarrisburgPA1,350
Cuyahoga Community CollegeClevelandOH1,331
Lone Star College SystemHoustonTX1,268
Central New Mexico Community CollegeAlbuquerqueNM1,258
Grand Rapids Community CollegeGrand RapidsMI1,258
Houston Community CollegeHoustonTX1,229
Lane Community CollegeEugeneOR1,200
Cincinnati State Technical & Community CollegeCincinnatiOH1,180
Oakland Community CollegeBloomfield HillsMI1,180
Ultimate Medical AcademyClearwaterFL1,169
Mesa Community CollegeMesaAZ1,152
Community College Of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphiaPA1,146
Tarrant County College DistrictFort WorthTX1,146
Rio Salado Community CollegeTempeAZ1,095
Lincoln College Of TechnologyIndianapolisIN1,087
Guilford Technical Community CollegeJamestownNC1,049
Des Moines Area Community CollegeAnkenyIA1,040
Tidewater Community CollegeNorfolkVA1,028
Phoenix CollegePhoenixAZ975
Chemeketa Community CollegeSalemOR972
Hinds Community CollegeRaymondMS959
Charles Stewart Mott Community CollegeFlintMI958
Monroe Community CollegeRochesterNY922
Everest CollegeWoodbridgeVA917
Wayne County Community College DistrictDetroitMI912
Florida Career CollegeMiamiFL908
Lansing Community CollegeLansingMI906
Bluegrass Community & Technical CollegeLexingtonKY876
Hillsborough Community CollegeTampaFL842
Chattanooga State Community CollegeChattanoogaTN839
Ozarks Technical Community CollegeSpringfieldMO829
University Of Arkansas - Pulaski Technical CollegeNorth Little RockAR828
Front Range Community CollegeWestminsterCO825
Universal Technical InstitutePhoenixAZ819
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
Mccann School Of Business & TechnologyPottsvillePA768
Universal Technical InstituteAvondaleAZ760
Mount Hood Community CollegeGreshamOR757
Kalamazoo Valley Community CollegeKalamazooMI752
Salt Lake Community CollegeSalt Lake CityUT729
Glendale Community CollegeGlendaleAZ715
Greenville Technical CollegeGreenvilleSC700
Navarro CollegeCorsicanaTX697
Jefferson Community And Technical CollegeLouisvilleKY694
Gateway Technical CollegeKenoshaWI689
College Of Western IdahoNampaID686
Vista CollegeEl PasoTX683
Saint Paul College - A Community & Technical CollegeSt PaulMN671
Washtenaw Community CollegeAnn ArborMI667
Everest CollegeHendersonNV648
Madison Area Technical CollegeMadisonWI631
Tulsa Community CollegeTulsaOK618
Austin Community CollegeAustinTX615
Central Oregon Community CollegeBendOR610
Collin County Community CollegeMckinneyTX608
Clark State Community CollegeSpringfieldOH600
Pitt Community CollegeWintervilleNC587
Bossier Parish Community CollegeBossier CityLA573
Miller-Motte Technical CollegeLynchburgVA558
Somerset Community CollegeSomersetKY548
Community College Of Allegheny CountyPittsburghPA546
College Of DuPageGlen EllynIL540
Mclennan Community CollegeWacoTX540
Iowa Western Community CollegeCouncil BluffsIA538
Community College Of Baltimore CountyBaltimoreMD535
Fayetteville Technical Community CollegeFayettevilleNC525
Erie Community CollegeBuffaloNY522
Onondaga Community CollegeSyracuseNY521
Central Georgia Technical CollegeWarner RobinsGA507
Parkland CollegeChampaignIL506
Southwestern Illinois CollegeBellevilleIL506
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary ArtsAustinTX503
Fox Valley Technical CollegeAppletonWI501
Fortis InstituteTowsonMD498
Iowa Central Community CollegeFort DodgeIA493
Kellogg Community CollegeBattle CreekMI493
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary ArtsPasadenaCA491
Pikes Peak Community CollegeColorado SpringsCO490
Hocking Technical CollegeNelsonvilleOH489
Horry - Georgetown Technical CollegeConwaySC487
Carrington CollegeSacramentoCA483
Johnson County Community CollegeOverland ParkKS478
Southeast Community CollegeLincolnNE477
Blinn CollegeBrenhamTX471
Northeast Wisconsin Technical CollegeGreen BayWI468
Delaware County Community CollegeMediaPA467
Century CollegeWhite Bear LakeMN465
Reading Area Community CollegeReadingPA464
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeRichmondVA460
Midlands Technical CollegeWest ColumbiaSC460
Carrington CollegePhoenixAZ458
Spokane Community CollegeSpokaneWA458
Nashville State Community CollegeNashvilleTN457
Community College Of Rhode IslandWarwickRI448
Albany Technical CollegeAlbanyGA443
Everest CollegeEverettWA442
Mohawk Valley Community College - Suny Office Of Community CollegUticaNY442
East Mississippi Community CollegeScoobaMS439
Universal Technical InstituteHoustonTX439
College Of Southern IdahoTwin FallsID436
North Idaho CollegeCoeur D'AleneID433
Cape Fear Community CollegeWilmingtonNC431
Calhoun Community CollegeTannerAL430
Oklahoma City Community CollegeOklahoma CityOK425
Minnesota State Community And Technical CollegePerhamMN419
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community CollegePerkinstonMS419
Montgomery County Community CollegeBlue BellPA417
Metropolitan Community CollegeKansas CityMO408
Baton Rouge Community CollegeBaton RougeLA407
Butler County Community CollegeEl DoradoKS402
Northwest Arkansas Community CollegeBentonvilleAR398
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary ArtsPortlandOR397
Prince George'S Community CollegeLargoMD393
Texas Southmost CollegeBrownsvilleTX393
Pellissippi State Community CollegeKnoxvilleTN391
Gateway Community CollegePhoenixAZ390
Elizabethtown Community And Technical CollegeElizabethtownKY386
Delta CollegeUniversity CenterMI385
Fortis InstituteEriePA384
Metropolitan Community CollegeOmahaNE384
Lorain County Community CollegeElyriaOH380
Estrella Mountain Community CollegeAvondaleAZ380
Brightwood CollegeSan AntonioTX379
Indian Hills Community CollegeOttumwaIA379
Clackamas Community CollegeOregon CityOR378
Atlanta Technical CollegeAtlantaGA377
North Hennepin Community CollegeBrooklyn ParkMN369
Hawkeye Community CollegeWaterlooIA365
American River CollegeSacramentoCA361
Central Ohio Technical CollegeNewarkOH357
State Fair Community CollegeSedaliaMO354
Central Piedmont Community CollegeCharlotteNC353
Piedmont Technical CollegeGreenwoodSC353
Pierpont Community & Technical CollegeFairmontWV353
Treasure Valley Community CollegeOntarioOR353
Lakeland Community CollegeKirtlandOH352
Eastern Iowa Community College DistrictDavenportIA350
Community College Of AuroraAuroraCO349
Blue Cliff CollegeMetairieLA347
Itawamba Community CollegeFultonMS345
Ross Medical Education CenterFlintMI344
Hudson Valley Community CollegeTroyNY343
South Mountain Community CollegePhoenixAZ343
Everest CollegeColorado SpringsCO342
Brightwood CollegeSan AntonioTX334
Arapahoe Community CollegeLittletonCO332
Brightwood Career InstituteHarrisburgPA332
Thomas Nelson Community CollegeHamptonVA331
Florence - Darlington Technical CollegeFlorenceSC331
Southern Maine Community CollegeSouth PortlandME331
Fortis CollegeMobileAL328
Suffolk County Community CollegeSeldenNY327
George C. Wallace State Community CollegeHancevilleAL326
Institute Of TechnologyClovisCA325
Forsyth Technical Community CollegeWinston-SalemNC324
Arkansas State University - Mountain HomeMountain HomeAR322
Holmes Community CollegeGoodmanMS320
Technical Career InstitutesNew YorkNY319
Chippewa Valley Technical CollegeEau ClaireWI318
Finger Lakes Community College - Suny Office Of Community CollegeCanandaiguaNY313
Rogue Community CollegeGrants PassOR313
Camden County CollegeBlackwoodNJ312
Hennepin Technical CollegeBrooklyn ParkMN311
Western Iowa Tech Community CollegeSioux CityIA311
Cayuga Community College - Suny Office Of Community CollegeAuburnNY308
Suny Broome Community CollegeBinghamtonNY308
Texas State Technical CollegeWacoTX308
Everest CollegeChesapeakeVA307
Vatterott CollegeDes MoinesIA307
Long Beach City CollegeLong BeachCA306
City Colleges Of Chicago - Kennedy King CollegeChicagoIL305
Chandler - Gilbert Community CollegeChandlerAZ304
Gateway Community And Technical CollegeFlorenceKY304
Southcentral Kentucky Community And Technical CollegeBowling GreenKY303
Macomb Community CollegeWarrenMI302
Scottsdale Community CollegeScottsdaleAZ302
Northampton County Area Community CollegeBethlehemPA300
Normandale Community CollegeBloomingtonMN299
Schenectady County Community CollegeSchenectadyNY296
Anoka-Ramsey Community CollegeCoon RapidsMN295
Linn-Benton Community CollegeAlbanyOR295
Central Texas College DistrictKilleenTX294
Rose State CollegeMidwest CityOK294

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

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