30 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Washington, D.C. default on student loans


At Career Technical Institute, 30 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The data includes two-year public colleges. The Federal Student Aid Office compiles data on schools receiving federal student aid who entered repayment on selected federal loans in the given fiscal year and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year.

In total, one two-year institution based in Washington, D.C. reported 548 students entered repayment on student loans in 2014. And 164 – or 29.93 percent, above the national rate of 11.5 percent – defaulted on those loans

Washington, D.C., 2-year schools with highest default rates

SchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in RepayNumber of Borrowers in DefaultDefault Rate (%)
Career Technical Institute                                       Washington, D.C.          54816429.9
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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