Three Year Official Cohort Student Loan Default Rates

The three-year cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year, October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

Average Debt by Program

Program 2019 2018 2017 2016
DO  $243,002  $229,231 $224,724 $227,862
DPM  $181,765 $194,298 $181,002 $162,875
DPT  $91,288 $95,298 $103,676 $96,861
PA  $90,564 $90,591 $97,320 $85,216
MPH  $24,566 $20,700 $24,268 $31,208
MHA  $26,214 $29,970 $28,078 $27,237

Averages based on actual borrowers.