Arizona colleges, universities report 13.7 percent default rate on student loans

At Safford College of Beauty Culture, 38 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

At Safford College of Beauty Culture, 38 percent of borrowers who started repaying student loans in 2014 defaulted on those loans by the end of 2016, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The analysis uses data that tracks borrowers at all colleges and universities 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 had 304,402 borrowers in repayment in the 2014 cohort. And 41,648 of them were in default – a default rate of 13.68 percent, which is above the national rate of about 11.5 percent.

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Default rate

SchoolCityTotal number of borrowersNumber of borrowers in defaultDefault rate
Safford College Of Beauty CultureSafford712738.0
South Mountain Community CollegePhoenix1,02934333.3
Phoenix CollegePhoenix3,14597531.0
Yavapai CollegePrescott77119725.5
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary ArtsPasadena5,5811,39224.9
Gateway Community CollegePhoenix1,57839024.7
Arizona Culinary InstituteScottsdale1062624.5
Mesa Community CollegeMesa5,0331,15222.8
Central Arizona CollegeCoolidge1,00822722.5
Estrella Mountain Community CollegeAvondale1,68838022.5
Rio Salado Community CollegeTempe4,9911,09521.9
Art Institute Of Phoenix (The)Phoenix18,4023,85720.9
Arizona CollegeGlendale75415420.4
Glendale Community CollegeGlendale3,49571520.4
Paradise Valley Community CollegePhoenix1,26624919.6
Pima County Community CollegeTucson4,03778019.3
Cortiva Institute - TucsonTucson2144119.1
Scottsdale Community CollegeScottsdale1,57430219.1
Carrington CollegeBoise2,40045819.0
Collegeamerica - FlagstaffFlagstaff4959218.5
Universal Technical InstitutePhoenix4,45381918.3
National Paralegal CollegePhoenix3416218.1
Coconino County Community CollegeFlagstaff4928918.0
Avalon School Of CosmetologyAlameda5359617.9
Mohave Community CollegeKingman86915217.4
Chandler - Gilbert Community CollegeChandler1,75230417.3
Arizona Western CollegeYuma3906717.1
Cortiva Institute - ScottsdaleScottsdale641117.1
University Of Advancing Computer TechnologyTempe4136816.4
Turning Point Beauty CollegeCasa Grande39615.3
International Baptist College & SeminaryChandler35514.2
All Beauty CollegeFort Mohave43613.9
Universal Technical InstituteHouston5,45676013.9
Southwest Institute Of Healing ArtsTempe5547513.5
University Of PhoenixTempe159,14420,52812.8
Conservatory Of Recording Arts & SciencesTempe4986112.2
Paul Mitchell The School PhoenixPhoenix1021211.7
Pure AestheticsTucson34411.7
Arizona Academy Of BeautyTucson1251411.2
Southwest University Of Visual ArtsTucson1281410.9
Aveda Institute TucsonTucson75810.6
Western International UniversityTempe9319810.5
Brookline CollegePhoenix1,74818310.4
American Institute Of Interior DesignFountain Hills40410.0
Hds Truck Driving InstituteTucson7179.8
Studio Academy Of Beauty (The)Chandler205209.7
Bryan UniversitySpringfield920889.5
Pima Medical InstituteAlbuquerque6,8366399.3
Charles Of Italy Beauty CollegeLake Havasu City6768.9
Refrigeration School (The)Phoenix413378.9
Roberto-Venn School Of LuthieryPhoenix4548.8
American Institute Of TruckingPhoenix671598.7
Tucson College Of BeautyTucson5758.7
Grand Canyon UniversityPhoenix26,5452,2788.5
Arizona Christian UniversityPhoenix156127.6
Northern Arizona UniversityFlagstaff6,9995097.2
Arizona State UniversityTempe17,4201,1756.7
University Of Arizona (The)Tucson6,6864496.7
Phoenix SeminaryPhoenix4536.6
Phoenix Institute Of Herbal Medicine & AcupuncturePhoenix4836.2
Cochise CollegeSierra Vista262166.1
Prescott CollegePrescott420266.1
Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine & Health SciencesTempe9966.0
Penrose AcademyScottsdale11632.5
Arizona School Of Acupuncture And Oriental MedicineTucson4612.1
Arizona Summit Law SchoolPhoenix37641.0
Source: U.S. Department of Education

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