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6,039 borrowers in default on student loans after attending 2-year colleges in Illinois

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By LGIS Newsfeed | Oct 1, 2018

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Olive-Harvey College, Harold Washington College and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts In Chicago are among two-year universities in Illinois that reported borrowers defaulting on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis uses data from the U.S. Department of Education that tracks borrowers at schools receiving federal student aid where the shortest programs earn associate’s degrees. The 2014 cohort accounts for borrowers who entered repayment on selected federal loans in the given fiscal year and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year.   

Borrowers in Default

SchoolCityNumber of borrowers in default
College Of DuPageGlen Ellyn540
Parkland CollegeChampaign506
Southwestern Illinois CollegeBelleville506
City Colleges Of Chicago - Kennedy King CollegeChicago305
Joliet Junior CollegeJoliet198
Kishwaukee CollegeMalta184
Olive-Harvey CollegeChicago182
Harold Washington CollegeChicago180
Illinois Central CollegeEast Peoria180
Le Cordon Bleu College Of Culinary Arts In ChicagoChicago180
Lincoln Land Community CollegeSpringfield163
Prairie State CollegeChicago Heights155
City Colleges Of Chicago - Malcolm X CollegeChicago145
College Of Lake CountyGrayslake136
Coyne CollegeChicago132
Waubonsee Community CollegeSugar Grove131
Kankakee Community CollegeKankakee129
Harper CollegePalatine127
Lake Land CollegeMattoon121
Elgin Community CollegeElgin119
City Colleges Of Chicago Harry S Truman CollegeChicago113
Black Hawk CollegeMoline105
Moraine Valley Community CollegePalos Hills103
John Wood Community CollegeQuincy102
Rock Valley CollegeRockford101
Vatterott CollegeQuincy99
Lewis And Clark Community CollegeGodfrey95
Richland Community CollegeDecatur94
Heartland Community CollegeNormal79
Highland Community CollegeFreeport64
Rend Lake CollegeIna64
Mchenry County CollegeCrystal Lake63
Triton CollegeRiver Grove57
Wilbur Wright CollegeChicago51
Danville Area Community CollegeDanville44
Illinois Valley Community CollegeOglesby42
Kaskaskia CollegeCentralia42
Richard J Daley College-City Colleges Of ChicagoChicago42
Sauk Valley Community CollegeDixon41
Taylor Business InstituteChicago41
Spoon River CollegeCanton40
Morton CollegeCicero38
Carl Sandburg CollegeGalesburg36
Midwestern Career CollegeChicago30
Maccormac CollegeChicago22
Fox CollegeBedford Park20
Oakton Community CollegeDes Plaines14
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Lincoln Trail CollegeRobinson13
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Wabash Valley CollegeMount Carmel12
Ambria College Of NursingHoffman Estates11
John A. Logan CollegeCarterville11
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Olney Central CollegeOlney10
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges -Frontier Community CollegeFairfield8
Morrison Institute Of TechnologyMorrison5
Chicago Ort Technical InstituteSkokie4
Worsham College Of Mortuary ScienceWheeling4
Source: U.S. Department of Education

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