12 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Connecticut default on student loans

At Middlesex Community College, 18  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, 12 two-year institutions based in Connecticut reported 13,533 students entered repayment on student loans in 2014. And 1,625 – or 12.01 percent, above the national rate of 11.5 percent – defaulted on those loans

Connecticut 2-year schools with highest default rates

RankSchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in RepayNumber of Borrowers in DefaultDefault Rate (%)
1Middlesex Community College                                      Middletown          1182117.7
2Capital Community College                                        Hartford            1892915.3
3Gateway Community College                                        New Haven           2944515.3
4Three Rivers Community College                                   Norwich             2293414.8
5Asnuntuck Community College                                      Enfield             1021514.7
6Lincoln Technical Institute                                      New Britain         11,6401,38311.8
7Housatonic Community College                                     Bridgeport          2302611.3
8Tunxis Community College                                         Farmington          1922010.4
9Naugatuck Valley Community College                               Waterbury           3343410.1
10Northwestern Connecticut Community College                       Winsted             60610.0
11Norwalk Community College                                        Norwalk             3538.5
12Manchester Community College                                     Manchester          11098.1
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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