At Everest College in Everett, 25.6 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, 11 two-year institutions based in Washington reported 8,589 students entered repayment on student loans in 2014. And 1,668 – or 19.42 percent, above the national rate of 11.5 percent – defaulted on those loans
Washington 2-year schools with highest default rates
|Rank||School||City||Number of Borrowers in Repay||Number of Borrowers in Default||Default Rate (%)|
|2||Spokane Community College||Spokane||2,147||458||21.3|
|3||Lower Columbia College||Longview||691||143||20.6|
|4||Walla Walla Community College||Walla Walla||696||138||19.8|
|5||Big Bend Community College||Moses Lake||388||76||19.5|
|6||Bates Technical College||Tacoma||428||78||18.2|
|7||South Puget Sound Community College||Olympia||596||90||15.1|
|8||Everett Community College||Everett||758||109||14.3|
|9||Shoreline Community College||Shoreline||737||98||13.2|
|10||Northwest School Of Wooden Boat Building||Port Hadlock||50||6||12.0|
|11||Perry Technical Institute||Yakima||377||30||7.9|