Schools Ranked by Default RatePage 2

Default rates measure the percentage of students who fail to repay their federal student loans. A lower default rate indicates that students are finding an adequate means of income after leaving the school because they can afford to pay back their student loans. In addition, lower default rates also indicate a lower amount of student debt. For each school, we looked at the cohort default rates published by the U.S. Department of Education for the 2011 fiscal year.

The USDE did not have the default rate for all of the colleges on our list. We did not, however, want to penalize those colleges without data. To that end, we simply excluded those schools from the rankings in this category.

Rank School FT to PT
Faculty Ratio
Institution
Fin. Aid Rate
Acceptance Rate Retention Rate Graduation Rate Accred.
Years
Default
Rate
Job Place. Rate  
1

2400 Gillionville Rd
Albany, Georgia 31707-3098
(229) 317-6000

0.75 to 1 9% N/A 53% 12% 46 0% N/A  
1

3309 Collins Lane
Louisville, Kentucky 40245
(888) 338-3538

N/A 17% N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
1

700 E Butler Ave
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901-2697
(215) 345-1500

0.74 to 1 99% 74% 75% 58% 52 0% N/A  
1

1401 19th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
(303) 292-0015

N/A 0% N/A N/A 0% 6 0% N/A  
1

180 Madison Ave., Ste. 900
New York, New York 10016-5267
(212) 312-4300

0.66 to 1 38% 84% N/A 22% 4 0% N/A  
1

3300 N Campbell Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60618-5994
(773) 929-8500

0.01 to 1 28% 73% N/A 31% 32 0% N/A  
1

915 N 400 W
Layton, Utah 84041
(801) 546-7500

N/A 19% N/A N/A 53% 10 0% N/A  
1

5588 South Green Street
Murray, Utah 84123-6965
(866) 284-8680

N/A 7% N/A N/A 51% 33 0% N/A  
1

405 South Main Street-Ste 130
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
(801) 333-7120

N/A 4% N/A N/A 50% 10 0% N/A  
1

1500 S Ave K
Portales, New Mexico 88130
(575) 562-1011

0.67 to 1 43% 66% 63% 29% 67 0% N/A  
1

5555 Greenwich Rd Ste 300
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
(757) 490-9090

0.70 to 1 69% 76% 73% 40% 16 0% 80%  
1

190 Prospect Ave
Elmhurst, Illinois 60126-3096
(630) 617-3500

0.63 to 1 77% 68% 78% 74% 90 0% 70%  
1

600 S. Clyde Morris Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114-3900
(800) 522-6787

0.05 to 1 8% 95% N/A 50% 46 0% N/A  
1

303 University Ave
Newark, New Jersey 7102
(973) 877-3000

0.24 to 1 2% N/A 50% 7% 40 0% 75%  
1

1630 Portland Ave
Rochester, New York 14621-3007
(585) 266-0430

N/A 0% N/A 64% 25% 48 0% N/A  
1

3319 W Hillsborough Ave
Tampa, Florida 33614
(888) 391-8881

0.27 to 1 2% N/A N/A 34% 48 0% 80%  
1

7 Columbia Cir
Albany, New York 12203-5159
(518) 464-8500

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 37 0% N/A  
1

3325 Marvin Sands Drive
Canandaigua, New York 14424-8395
(585) 394-3500

0.45 to 1 3% N/A N/A 27% 37 0% N/A  
1

1321 SW 107 Ave Ste 201B
Miami, Florida 33174
(305) 553-6065

N/A 17% N/A N/A 54% 29 0% 80%  
1

4425 West. Jose Regueiro (20th) Avenue
Hialeah, Florida 33012
(305) 821-3333

1.54 to 1 0% N/A 78% 55% 17 0% 75%  
1

2100 Silas Creek Pky
Winston Salem, North Carolina 27103-5197
(336) 723-0371

0.42 to 1 2% N/A N/A 22% 46 0% N/A  
1

1573 W. Fairbanks Ave Suite #100
Winter Park, Florida 32789
(407) 843-3984

N/A 6% N/A N/A 43% 26 0% N/A  
1

101 Branigin Blvd
Franklin, Indiana 46131-2623
(317) 738-8000

2.55 to 1 100% 65% 77% 60% 99 0% 68%  
1

2805 State Hwy 67
Johnstown, New York 12095-3790
(518) 762-4651

0.59 to 1 4% N/A 56% 28% 45 0% N/A  
1

100 E Business Way Ste 200
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
(513) 475-3600

N/A 0% 35% N/A 46% 7 0% N/A  
1

1031 Zorn Avenue , Suite 400
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
(502) 410-6200

N/A 1% 73% N/A 77% 31 0% N/A  
1

7411 John Smith Drive, Suite 300
San Antonio, Texas 78229
(210) 733-3056

N/A 0% 71% N/A 78% 24 0% N/A  
1

11101 Roosevelt Boulevard N., Suite 100
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33716
(727) 577-1497

N/A 1% 67% N/A 68% 24 0% N/A  
1

Main St
Boiling Springs, North Carolina 28017-0997
(704) 406-2361

0.91 to 1 78% 83% 67% 48% 66 0% N/A  
1

801 Main St NW
Hanceville, Alabama 35077-2000
(256) 352-8000

N/A 33% N/A 49% 23% 36 0% N/A  
1

One Maurice Culberson Drive
Rome, Georgia 30161
(706) 295-6963

N/A 2% N/A 70% 28% 8 0% N/A  
1

495 N Indian Creek Dr
Clarkston, Georgia 30021-2397
(404) 297-9522

N/A 0% N/A 63% 22% 47 0% N/A  
1

8089 Globe Drive
Woodbury, Minnesota 55125-3388
(651) 332-8000

0.17 to 1 58% N/A 38% 30% 61 0% 80%  
1

1810 Young Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202-6838
(513) 721-7944

N/A 47% 100% 69% 52% 28 0% N/A  
1

536 Mission Street
San Francisco, California 94105-2968
(415) 442-7800

0.07 to 1 N/A N/A 80% 0% 55 0% N/A  
1

7200 NW 86th St
Kansas City, Missouri 64153
(800) 955-2527

N/A 100% N/A N/A 0% 53 0% N/A  
1

6101 Grayson Drive
Denison, Texas 75020-8299
(903) 465-6030

N/A 17% N/A N/A 22% 47 0% N/A  
1

2100 16th Ave S
Great Falls, Montana 59405
(406) 771-4300

0.46 to 1 10% N/A N/A 19% 35 0% N/A  
1

5230 West U.S. Highway 98
Panama City, Florida 32401
(850) 769-1551

0.60 to 1 7% N/A N/A 38% 52 0% N/A  
1

2800 Palmyra Rd
Hannibal, Missouri 63401-1999
(573) 221-3675

0.70 to 1 90% 68% 62% 52% 56 0% N/A  
1

1 HACC Dr.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110-2999
(717) 780-2300

0.50 to 1 10% N/A N/A 10% 47 0% N/A  
1

550 East Washington Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-2611
(317) 447-6200

0.33 to 1 6% 99% 39% 29% 34 0% N/A  
1

185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, North Carolina 28721-9901
(828) 627-2821

N/A 5% N/A N/A 28% 41 0% N/A  
1

255 W Bullard
Fresno, California 93704
(559) 438-4222

N/A 12% 78% N/A 38% 31 0% N/A  
1

100 Reservoir Rd
Herkimer, New York 13350-1598
(315) 866-0300

N/A 5% N/A N/A 30% 42 0% 46%  
1

11298 SE Gomez
Hobe Sound, Florida 33455-1065
(772) 546-5534

N/A 22% N/A 75% 43% 28 0% N/A  
1

4140 Executive Parkway
Westerville, Ohio 43081
(888) 466-3767

N/A 0% 75% N/A 0% 24 0% N/A  
1

2050 Highway 501 East
Conway, South Carolina 29526
(843) 347-3186

0.47 to 1 1% N/A 54% 14% 42 0% 97%  
1

6650 Inglewood Ave
Stockton, California 95207-3896
(209) 478-0800

N/A 7% N/A N/A 84% 22 0% 60%  
1

900 Fifth Ave
Huntington, West Virginia 25701
(304) 697-7550

N/A 9% N/A N/A 32% 17 0% N/A  
1

2200 College Drive
Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863
(618) 393-2982

0.41 to 1 80% N/A N/A 41% 53 0% N/A  
1

4021 S 700 E Ste 400
Salt Lake City, Utah 84107
(800) 972-5149

N/A 1% N/A N/A 0% 33 0% N/A  
1

1011 South Dr 201 Sutton Hall
Indiana, Pennsylvania 15705-1098
(724) 357-2100

7.05 to 1 8% 58% 75% 50% 73 0% N/A  
1

107 South Indiana Ave.
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-7000
(812) 855-4848

5.66 to 1 45% 74% 88% 75% 101 0% N/A  
1

2325 Chester Blvd
Richmond, Indiana 47374-1289
(765) 973-8200

0.61 to 1 36% 60% 67% 27% 43 0% N/A  
1

3400 Broadway
Gary, Indiana 46408-1197
(219) 980-6500

0.79 to 1 14% 69% 67% 22% 45 0% N/A  
1

2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46805-1499
(260) 481-6100

0.99 to 1 16% 82% 60% 24% 45 0% N/A  
1

1700 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, Indiana 46634-7111
(574) 520-4872

1.15 to 1 24% 72% 63% 23% 45 0% N/A  
1

5104 Eisenhower Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33634
(813) 881-0007

N/A 14% N/A N/A 0% 5 0% N/A  
1

3410 Beardshear Hall
Ames, Iowa 50011-2030
(515) 294-5836

4.84 to 1 73% 86% 86% 71% 98 0% 74%  
1

9511 Angola Ct
Indianapolis, Indiana 46268-1119
(317) 875-8640

N/A 6% 92% N/A 18% 15 0% N/A  
1

50 W. Fall Creek Parkway N. Drive
Indianapolis, Indiana 46208-5752
(317) 921-4800

0.28 to 1 7% N/A 46% 8% 45 0% N/A  
1

4240 Campus Dr
Lima, Ohio 45804
(419) 221-1112

0.72 to 1 12% N/A 55% 18% 35 0% N/A  
1

220 Alco Dr
Brewton, Alabama 36426
(251) 867-4832

N/A 55% N/A N/A 27% 20 0% N/A  
1

1 Mid America Plaza, Suite #130
Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois 60181
(630) 560-6300

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
1

5353 Arlington Expy
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
(904) 743-1122

0.14 to 1 0% N/A N/A 38% 57 0% N/A  
1

933 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
(412) 338-4770

N/A 4% N/A N/A 38% 47 0% N/A  
1

9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, California 92123
(858) 279-4500

N/A 1% N/A N/A 86% 33 0% N/A  
1

1801 E Kimberly Rd Ste 1
Davenport, Iowa 52807
(563) 355-3500

N/A 32% N/A N/A 11% 17 0% N/A  
1

1500 NW 49th St.
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33309
(954) 776-4476

0.73 to 1 52% 96% N/A 55% 23 0% N/A  
1

Executive Office, 2nd Floor Library
Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
(330) 672-3000

1.16 to 1 70% 87% 77% 52% 99 0% 85%  
1

3300 Lake Road West
Ashtabula, Ohio 44004
(440) 964-3322

0.73 to 1 7% N/A 49% 16% 56 0% N/A  
1

14800 Sherman Way
Van Nuys, California 91405-2233
(818) 779-8040

1.35 to 1 36% 100% 78% 12% 13 0% 46%  
1

410 Front St
Orange, Texas 77630
(409) 883-7750

1.09 to 1 9% N/A 45% 22% 25 0% N/A  
1

2990 Landrum Education Dr
Oakwood, Georgia 30566
(770) 531-6300

N/A 2% N/A 70% 35% 42 0% N/A  
1

900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, Oregon 97128-6894
(800) 452-4176

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% N/A 0% N/A  
1

2255 NW Northrup St
Portland, Oregon 97210-2932
(503) 413-8481

N/A N/A N/A N/A 0% 10 0% N/A  
1

401 North Fairview Street
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania 17745-2390
(570) 484-2011

15.33 to 1 2% 61% 69% 47% 65 0% N/A  
1

5000 Research Forest Drive
The Woodlands, Texas 77381-4399
(832) 813-6500

N/A 7% N/A N/A 12% 38 0% N/A  
1

1 University Plaza
Brooklyn, New York 11201-5372
(718) 488-1013

0.53 to 1 95% 83% 65% 35% 59 0% N/A  
1

720 Northern Blvd
Brookville, New York 11548-1300
(516) 299-2900

0.61 to 1 94% 79% 68% 42% 59 0% N/A  
1

173 Skirmisher Lane
Middletown, Virginia 22645
(540) 868-7000

N/A 10% N/A 60% 25% 42 0% N/A  
1

2048 Johnson Hwy
Eunice, Louisiana 70535
(337) 457-7311

N/A 9% N/A N/A 7% 47 0% N/A  
1

700 New Scotland Ave
Albany, New York 12208
(518) 438-3111

0.51 to 1 0% 16% 54% 29% 41 0% 96%  
1

2221 Madison Avenue
Toledo, Ohio 43604-1132
(419) 251-1313

0.63 to 1 50% 60% 100% 47% 19 0% N/A  
1

30 & Fort Street
Omaha, Nebraska 68111-1610
(402) 457-2400

0.29 to 1 16% N/A 50% 12% 35 0% N/A  
1

4200 E University Blvd
Middletown, Ohio 45042
(513) 727-3200

0.61 to 1 13% N/A 71% 27% 48 0% N/A  
1

501 East High St
Oxford, Ohio 45056
(513) 529-1809

3.08 to 1 71% 73% 89% 80% 101 0% N/A  
1

80 Cohen Walker Dr
Warner Robins, Georgia 31088
(478) 988-6800

N/A 2% N/A 72% 37% 36 0% N/A  
1

1291 Hargett Street
Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540-5901
(910) 478-4300

N/A 1% N/A N/A 0% 4 0% N/A  
1

8085 Rivers Ave-Ste E
Charleston, South Carolina 29418
(843) 574-0101

N/A 9% N/A N/A 45% 14 0% 82%  
1

1250 Homer Rd
Winona, Minnesota 55987
(507) 453-2700

0.58 to 1 0% N/A N/A 36% 19 0% N/A  
1

South Rd and Ellis Ave
Mankato, Minnesota 56001
(507) 389-1866

1.61 to 1 22% 66% 70% 52% 74 0% N/A  
1

301 Lake St
Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612-1098
(570) 674-6400

0.52 to 1 100% 59% 86% 68% 79 0% 70%  
1

901 S National
Springfield, Missouri 65897
(417) 836-5000

1.93 to 1 50% 83% 75% 55% 99 0% 70%  
1

1101 Sherman Dr
Utica, New York 13501-5394
(315) 792-5400

0.39 to 1 0% N/A N/A 23% 54 0% N/A  
1

2501 Jerome Avenue
Bronx, New York 10468
(718) 933-6700

0.32 to 1 68% 59% 70% 51% 24 0% 95%  
1

1500 University Drive
Billings, Montana 59101-0298
(406) 657-2011

0.81 to 1 45% N/A 56% 46% 82 0% 96%  
1

1011 Page St
Troy, North Carolina 27371
(910) 576-6222

0.90 to 1 10% N/A N/A 38% 36 0% N/A  
1

800 Veterans Parkway North
Moultrie, Georgia 31788
(229) 891-7000

N/A 4% N/A 65% 43% 40 0% N/A  

Methodology

For each college, we gathered data for nine different metrics: the number of full-time faculty per part-time faculty member; institutional financial aid, acceptance, retention, graduation, job placement, and default rates; years accredited; and undergraduate tuition. Learn more