41,648 borrowers in default on student loans after attending Arizona schools

University of Phoenix, Art Institute of Phoenix and Grand Canyon University reported the largest share of borrowers who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis uses data, from the U.S. Department of Education, that tracks borrowers at all schools receiving federal student aid. The 2014 cohort accounts for borrowers who entered repayment on selected federal loans in the given fiscal year and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year.   

Altogether, 66 institutions based in Arizona reported 41,648 borrowers in default. 


Borrowers in default

SchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in Default for 2014
University Of PhoenixTempe20,528
Art Institute Of Phoenix (The)Phoenix3,857
Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix2,278
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary ArtsScottsdale1,392
Arizona State UniversityTempe1,175
Mesa Community CollegeMesa1,152
Rio Salado Community CollegeTempe1,095
Phoenix CollegePhoenix975
Universal Technical InstitutePhoenix819
Pima County Community CollegeTucson780
Universal Technical InstituteAvondale760
Glendale Community CollegeGlendale715
Pima Medical InstituteTucson639
Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff509
Carrington CollegePhoenix458
University Of Arizona (The)Tucson449
Gateway Community CollegePhoenix390
Estrella Mountain Community CollegeAvondale380
South Mountain Community CollegePhoenix343
Chandler - Gilbert Community CollegeChandler304
Scottsdale Community CollegeScottsdale302
Paradise Valley Community CollegePhoenix249
Central Arizona CollegeCoolidge227
Yavapai CollegePrescott197
Brookline CollegePhoenix183
Arizona CollegeGlendale154
Mohave Community CollegeKingman152
Western International UniversityTempe98
Avalon School Of CosmetologyMesa96
Collegeamerica - FlagstaffFlagstaff92
Coconino County Community CollegeFlagstaff89
Bryan UniversityTempe88
Southwest Institute Of Healing ArtsTempe75
University Of Advancing Computer TechnologyTempe68
Arizona Western CollegeYuma67
National Paralegal CollegePhoenix62
Conservatory Of Recording Arts & SciencesTempe61
American Institute Of TruckingPhoenix59
Cortiva Institute - TucsonTucson41
Refrigeration School (The)Phoenix37
Safford College Of Beauty CultureSafford27
Arizona Culinary InstituteScottsdale26
Prescott CollegePrescott26
Studio Academy Of Beauty (The)Chandler20
Cochise CollegeSierra Vista16
Arizona Academy Of BeautyTucson14
Southwest University Of Visual ArtsTucson14
Arizona Christian UniversityPhoenix12
Paul Mitchell The School PhoenixPhoenix12
Cortiva Institute - ScottsdaleScottsdale11
Aveda Institute TucsonTucson8
Hds Truck Driving InstituteTucson7
All Beauty CollegeFort Mohave6
Charles Of Italy Beauty CollegeLake Havasu City6
Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine & Health SciencesTempe6
Turning Point Beauty CollegeCasa Grande6
International Baptist College & SeminaryChandler5
Tucson College Of BeautyTucson5
American Institute Of Interior DesignFountain Hills4
Arizona Summit Law SchoolPhoenix4
Pure AestheticsTucson4
Roberto-Venn School Of LuthieryPhoenix4
Penrose AcademyScottsdale3
Phoenix Institute Of Herbal Medicine & AcupuncturePhoenix3
Phoenix SeminaryPhoenix3
Arizona School Of Acupuncture And Oriental MedicineTucson1
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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All Beauty College American Institute of Trucking Arizona Culinary Institute Arizona State University Arizona Summit Law School Arizona Western College Central Arizona College Charles of Italy Beauty College Estrella Mountain Community College Gateway Community College Grand Canyon University HDS Truck Driving Institute Mesa Community College National Paralegal College Northern Arizona University Paradise Valley Community College Penrose Academy Phoenix College Phoenix Seminary Prescott College Roberto-Venn School of Luthiery Scottsdale Community College South Mountain Community College Southwest Institute of Healing Arts Tucson College of Beauty Turning Point Beauty College Universal Technical Institute University of Arizona Western International University Yavapai College

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