Three Year Official Cohort Student Loan Default Rates

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 2017 2016 2015
DO $224,724 $227,862 $212,509
DPM $181,002 $162,875 $178,329
DPT $103,676 $96,861 $88,992
PA $97,320 $85,216 $84,558
MPH $24,268 $31,208 $33,224
MHA $28,078 $27,237 $27,867

Averages based on actual borrowers.