22 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Oregon default on student loans


At Treasure Valley Community College, 28  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, 20 institutions based in Oregon reported 37,667 students entered repayment on student loans in 2014. And 8,321 – or 22.09 percent, above the national rate of 11.5 percent – defaulted on those loans

Oregon 2-year schools with highest default rates

RankSchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in RepayNumber of Borrowers in DefaultDefault Rate (%)
1Treasure Valley Community College                                Ontario             1,24835328.2
2Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts                          Portland            1,48039726.8
3Umpqua Community College                                         Roseburg            93123224.9
4Central Oregon Community College                                 Bend                2,45561024.8
5Rogue Community College                                          Grants Pass         1,25831324.8
6Lane Community College                                           Eugene              5,0581,20023.7
7Chemeketa Community College                                      Salem               4,12397223.5
8Mount Hood Community College                                     Gresham             3,21175723.5
9Klamath Community College                                        Klamath Falls       55613023.3
10Blue Mountain Community College                                  Pendleton           50611622.9
11Clatsop Community College                                        Astoria             2806121.7
12Southwestern Oregon Community

College                            

Coos Bay            50810821.2
13Columbia Gorge Community College                                 The Dalles          2094421.0
14Clackamas Community College                                      Oregon City         1,82637820.7
15Portland Community College                                       Portland            10,8912,13419.5
16Linn-Benton Community College                                    Albany              1,60029518.4
17Tillamook Bay Community College                                  Tillamook           44818.1
18Carrington College                                               Portland            68911917.2
19Concorde Career College                                          Portland            6397611.8
20Sumner College                                                   Portland            1551811.6
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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