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.

  • 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 2015 2014 2013
National 10.8% 11.5% 11.3%
Public 4-year school 7.1% 7.5% 7.3%
Private 4-year school 7.1% 7.4% 7.0%
Marietta College 4.4% 6% 4.8%

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