Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association

Private Colleges Serving Tennessee

Students at for-profit higher education institutions make up only 9% of total US college enrollment, yet these students make up nearly 50% of those who default on loans.



 Percent of Undergraduate Enrollment and Borrowers in Default by Higher Education Sector


Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, 2009 Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Spring 2010 and Office of Federal Student Aid, US Department of Education.

Message from TICUA President Claude Pressnell: This message is part of an ongoing series of charts that the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association will share in the coming months, highlighting the impact of our 34 member campuses. We hope that you will find this information helpful. Please contact us for additional information either by phone at 615-242-6400 or email at research@ticua.org.