Cohert Default Rate

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year. Please refer to the Cohort Default Rate Guide for a more in-depth description of cohort default rates and how the rates are calculated.

  • 2016 3YR Official Cohort Default Rate 3.5%
  • 2015 3YR Official Cohort Default Rate: 4.4%
  • 2014 3YR Official Cohort Default Rate: 6%
  • 2013 3YR Official Cohort Default Rate: 4.8%
  • 2012 3YR Official Cohort Default Rate: 2.1%
  • 2011 3YR Official Cohort Default Rate: 7%
  • 2010 3YR Official Cohort Default Rate: 6.6%

National Comparison

Year 2016 2015 2014
National 10.1% 10.8% 11.5%
Public 4-year school 9.3% 7.1% 7.5%
Private 4-year school 6.6% 7.1% 7.4%
Marietta College 3.5% 4.4% 6%

Source: https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html