Almost one of every 12 recent California college graduates with student loans defaulted within two years of starting repayment -- if they ever started making payments at all, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education.
About 21,500 former California students scheduled to started loan repayment between Oct. 1, 2008 and Sept. 30, 2009 defaulted by Sept. 30, 2010. Default rates were highest among "for-profit" colleges. Community colleges also had high default rates, but relatively few of their students took out loans, given low costs.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
California Colleges and Student Loan Defaults
This article won't stay in front of the "pay wall" for very long but the chart shows that the schools with the highest default rates are, for the most part, Associate's Degree-granting schools (junior colleges and trade schools):