21 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Ohio default on student loans


At Daymar College, 37  percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The data includes two-year public colleges. The Federal Student Aid Office compiles data on schools receiving federal student aid who entered repayment on selected federal loans in the given fiscal year and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year.

In total, 41 two-year institutions based in Ohio reported 65,060 students entered repayment on student loans in 2014. And 13,928 – or 21.41 percent, above the national rate of 11.5 percent – defaulted on those loans

Ohio 2-year schools with highest default rates

RankSchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in RepayNumber of Borrowers in DefaultDefault Rate (%)
1Daymar College                                                   New Boston          36213437.0
2Eastern Gateway Community College                                Steubenville        66219229.0
3Gallipolis Career College                                        Gallipolis          872528.7
4International College Of Broadcasting                            Dayton              641726.5
5Clark State Community College                                    Springfield         2,28760026.2
6Terra State Community College                                    Fremont             1,06027826.2
7Stark State College                                              North Canton        5,7181,49226.0
8Brightwood College                                               Dayton              3709224.8
9Southern State Community College                                 Hillsboro           1,14428424.8
10Zane State College                                               Zanesville          1,15028124.4
11Owens State Community College                                    Perrysburg          5,6631,37124.2
12Cincinnati State Technical & Community College                   Cincinnati          4,9911,18023.6
13Belmont College                                                  Saint Clairsville   72717123.5
14Sinclair Community College                                       Dayton              6,3431,45822.9
15Hocking Technical College                                        Nelsonville         2,20148922.2
16Antonelli College                                                Cincinnati          1,05222421.2
17Mycomputercareer.Com /Techskills                                 Westerville         1803821.1
18Cuyahoga Community College                                       Cleveland           6,4051,33120.7
19Ross Medical Education Center                                    Cincinnati          2996120.4
20Davis College                                                    Toledo              2114320.3
21Ohio Business College                                            Sheffield           76715620.3
22James A. Rhodes State College                                    Lima                1,15122519.5
23Central Ohio Technical College                                   Newark              1,87835719.0
24Washington State Community College                               Marietta            4157919.0
25North Central State College                                      Mansfield           96018118.8
26Lorain County Community College                                  Elyria              2,04038018.6
27Marion Technical College                                         Marion              56410418.4
28Columbus State Community College                                 Columbus            9,2871,69218.2
29Edison State Community College                                   Piqua               60711118.2
30Northwest State Community College                                Archbold            1,06418517.3
31Lakeland Community College                                       Kirtland            2,18635216.1
32Eti Technical College Of Niles                                   Niles               1262015.8
33Chatfield College                                                Saint Martin        2353514.8
34Stautzenberger College                                           Maumee              94112613.3
35Athena Career Academy                                            Toledo              1381510.8
36Professional Skills Institute                                    Maumee              2752810.1
37Ohio Technical College                                           Cleveland           7747810.0
38Bradford School                                                  Columbus            391348.6
39School Of Advertising Art                                        Kettering           5647.1
40Rosedale Bible College                                           Irwin               7522.6
41Ohio Valley College Of Technology                                East Liverpool      15431.9
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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