8,050 borrowers in default on student loans after attending public Illinois colleges

College of DuPage reported the largest share of borrowers who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

College of DuPage, Parkland College and Southwestern Illinois College reported the largest share of borrowers who defaulted 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 all publicly controlled schools receiving federal student aid. 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.   

Altogether, 59 public institutions based in Illinois reported 8,050 borrowers in default. 


Borrowers in default

NameCityNumber of borrowers in default
College Of DuPageGlen Ellyn540
Parkland CollegeChampaign506
Southwestern Illinois CollegeBelleville506
Southern Illinois University At CarbondaleCarbondale491
Northern Illinois UniversityDekalb466
City Colleges Of Chicago - Kennedy King CollegeChicago305
Western Illinois UniversityMacomb263
Chicago State UniversityChicago246
Southern Illinois University EdwardsvilleEdwardsville236
Joliet Junior CollegeJoliet198
Kishwaukee CollegeMalta184
Olive-Harvey CollegeChicago182
Harold Washington CollegeChicago180
Illinois Central CollegeEast Peoria180
Lincoln Land Community CollegeSpringfield163
Prairie State CollegeChicago Heights155
Eastern Illinois UniversityCharleston154
University Of Illinois At ChicagoChicago153
City Colleges Of Chicago - Malcolm X CollegeChicago145
Illinois State UniversityNormal140
Northeastern Illinois UniversityChicago137
College Of Lake CountyGrayslake136
Waubonsee Community CollegeSugar Grove131
Kankakee Community CollegeKankakee129
Harper CollegePalatine127
Lake Land CollegeMattoon121
Elgin Community CollegeElgin119
City Colleges Of Chicago Harry S Truman CollegeChicago113
University Of Illinois At Urbana-ChampaignChampaign112
Black Hawk CollegeMoline105
Moraine Valley Community CollegePalos Hills103
John Wood Community CollegeQuincy102
Rock Valley CollegeRockford101
Lewis And Clark Community CollegeGodfrey95
Richland Community CollegeDecatur94
Governors State UniversityUniversity Park91
Heartland Community CollegeNormal79
Highland Community CollegeFreeport64
Rend Lake CollegeIna64
Mchenry County CollegeCrystal Lake63
Triton CollegeRiver Grove57
University Of Illinois At SpringfieldSpringfield57
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
Spoon River CollegeCanton40
Morton CollegeCicero38
Carl Sandburg CollegeGalesburg36
Oakton Community CollegeDes Plaines14
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Lincoln Trail CollegeRobinson13
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Wabash Valley CollegeMount Carmel12
Capital Area Career CenterSpringfield11
John A. Logan CollegeCarterville11
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges - Olney Central CollegeOlney10
Illinois Eastern Community Colleges -Frontier Community CollegeFairfield8
Beck School Of Practical NursingRed Bud2
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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