Tennessee Independent Colleges
and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee


2011 Student Loan 3 Year Cohort Default Rate by Institution

Graduates from Tennessee's private colleges and universities have a lower 3-year cohort default rate on student loans than the national rate of 13.7%, indicating that graduates from Tennessee's private institutions are able to manage their education debt and repay these loans in a timely manner.

The 3-year cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers of federal loans who default within three years of entering repayment.

Note: Four Tennessee Institutions have no students in default. Jackson State and Southwest Tennessee Community Colleges do not offer federal loans to their students. None of the students in the 2011 cohort at Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia (67) or Southern College of Optometry entered default.

Source: 
US Department of Education, Analysis by TICUA

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