16 percent of borrowers at 2-year colleges in Maryland default on student loans


At 29, Brightwood College  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, 19 two-year institutions based in Maryland reported 19,541 students entered repayment on student loans in 2014. And 3,195 – or 16.35 percent, above the national rate of 11.5 percent – defaulted on those loans

Maryland 2-year schools with highest default rates

RankSchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in RepayNumber of Borrowers in DefaultDefault Rate (%)
1Brightwood College                                               Baltimore           60417629.1
2Brightwood College                                               Towson              2926823.2
3Garrett College                                                  Mchenry             2465723.1
4Brightwood College                                               Beltsville          3888622.1
5Fortis Institute                                                 Towson              2,33649821.3
6Hagerstown Community College                                     Hagerstown          1,22523919.5
7Allegany College Of Maryland                                     Cumberland          90016418.2
8Cecil College                                                    North East          2334017.1
9Prince George'S Community College                                Largo               2,35339316.7
10Community College Of Baltimore

County                            

Baltimore           3,33353516.0
11Anne Arundel Community College                                   Arnold              2,06429114.0
12Lincoln College Of Technology                                    Columbia            4466113.6
13Wor-Wic Community College                                        Salisbury           3244313.2
14Frederick Community College                                      Frederick           4135312.8
15Montgomery College                                               Rockville           2,37427811.7
16College Of Southern Maryland                                     La Plata            7478511.3
17Carroll Community College                                        Westminster         46510.8
18Harford Community College                                        Bel Air             3724010.7
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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