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


At Everest Institute, 29 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, 30 two-year institutions based in Michigan reported 78,167 students entered repayment on student loans in 2014. And 16,858 – or 21.57 percent, above the national rate of 11.5 percent – defaulted on those loans

Michigan 2-year schools with highest default rates

RankSchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in RepayNumber of Borrowers in DefaultDefault Rate (%)
1Everest Institute                                                Southfield          8,9702,59628.9
2Ross Medical Education Center                                    Flint               1,29934426.4
3Charles Stewart Mott Community College                           Flint               3,72895825.6
4Kellogg Community College                                        Battle Creek        2,01049324.5
5West Shore Community College                                     Scottville          2365824.5
6Southwestern Michigan College                                    Dowagiac            76318624.3
7Glen Oaks Community College                                      Centerville         2937124.2
8Ross Medical Education Center                                    Lansing             66415923.9
9Lake Michigan College                                            Benton Harbor       74517523.4
10Kalamazoo Valley Community College                               Kalamazoo           3,23475223.2
11Muskegon Community College                                       Muskegon            74716522.0
12Ross Medical Education Center                                    Madison Heights     74816522.0
13Grand Rapids Community College                                   Grand Rapids        5,8281,25821.5
14Washtenaw Community College                                      Ann Arbor           3,10566721.4
15Oakland Community College                                        Bloomfield Hills    5,6291,18020.9
16Ross Medical Education Center                                    Brighton            19,4174,05820.8
17Delta College                                                    University Center   1,90538520.2
18Monroe County Community College                                  Monroe              69113118.9
19Wayne County Community College District                          Detroit             4,86991218.7
20Mid Michigan Community College                                   Harrison            1,51528318.6
21Gogebic Community College                                        Ironwood            3155718.0
22Lansing Community College                                        Lansing             5,14490617.6
23Bay De Noc Community College                                     Escanaba            5549617.3
24Miat College Of Technology                                       Canton              61510416.9
25Kirtland Community College                                       Roscommon           4257116.7
26Montcalm Community College                                       Sidney              4356915.8
27St. Clair County Community College                               Port Huron          86613415.4
28North Central Michigan College                                   Petoskey            3855815.0
29Macomb Community College                                         Warren              2,20730213.6
30Career Quest Learning Center                                     Lansing             825657.8
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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