31,646 borrowers in default on student loans after attending four-year universities in Arizona


University Of Phoenix and the Art Institute Of Phoenix reported the largest share of borrowers at four-year universities 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 schools receiving federal student aid where the shortest programs earn bachelor’s degrees. 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, 24 private institutions based in Arizona reported 31,646 borrowers in default. 

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Borrowers in Default

NameCityNumber of borrowers in default
University Of Phoenix                                            Tempe               20,528
Art Institute Of Phoenix (The)                                   Phoenix             3,857
Grand Canyon University                                          Phoenix             2,278
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts                          Scottsdale          1,392
Arizona State University                                         Tempe               1,175
Pima Medical Institute                                           Tucson              639
Northern Arizona University                                      Flagstaff           509
University Of Arizona (The)                                      Tucson              449
Brookline College                                                Phoenix             183
Arizona College                                                  Glendale            154
Western International University                                 Tempe               98
Collegeamerica - Flagstaff                                       Flagstaff           92
Bryan University                                                 Tempe               88
University Of Advancing Computer Technology                      Tempe               68
National Paralegal College                                       Phoenix             62
Prescott College                                                 Prescott            26
Southwest University Of Visual Arts                              Tucson              14
Arizona Christian University                                     Phoenix             12
Southwest College Of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences     Tempe               6
International Baptist College & Seminary                         Chandler            5
Arizona Summit Law School                                        Phoenix             4
Phoenix Institute Of Herbal Medicine & Acupuncture               Phoenix             3
Phoenix Seminary                                                 Phoenix             3
Arizona School Of Acupuncture And Oriental Medicine              Tucson              1
Source: U.S. Department of Education

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