Brittany Wagner

The table below (data from the U.S. Department of Education) displays default rates for Missouri colleges and universities over a three-year period. The default rate for 2012 is calculated by dividing the number of students who had defaulted as of December 2014 by the 2012 cohort total. The difference over the three-year period is displayed in the fourth column. Across the state, many default rates have decreased since 2010. The highest default rates occur among public 2-year community colleges. The highest default rate in the state is Three Rivers Community College at 28.2 percent.

Default Rates in Missouri (percentages)

Public 4-Year

Default Rate 2012

2011

2010

Difference

University of Missouri

4.2

5.5

6.1

-1.9

University of Missouri–Kansas City

7.2

9.7

9.7

-2.5

Missouri University of Science and Technology

3.1

3.8

5.3

-2.2

University of Missouri–St. Louis

7.6

8.6

10.3

-2.7

Harris-Stowe State University

25.6

29.6

27.9

-2.3

Lincoln University

20.7

25.4

27.2

-6.5

Missouri Southern State University

11.6

15.8

14.1

-2.5

Missouri State University

7.3

7.9

8.5

-1.2

Missouri Western State University

15.7

16.5

22.0

-6.3

Northwest Missouri State University

7.8

9.5

9.7

-1.9

Southeast Missouri State University

10.1

11.6

13.3

-3.2

Truman State University

3.9

3.8

3.7

0.2

University of Central Missouri

8.8

10.1

9.2

-0.4

     

Private 4-Year

Default Rate 2012

2011

2010

Difference

Avila University

6.8

7.9

9.6

-2.8

Central Methodist University

8.4

10.6

12.3

-3.9

Columbia College

14.3

13.3

11.6

2.7

Culver-Stockton College

8.1

10.0

13.2

-5.1

Drury University

15.2

17.1

16.7

-1.5

Evangel University

6.4

7.0

6.9

-0.5

Fontbonne University

6.1

8.1

11.2

-5.1

Hannibal-LaGrange University

7.9

8.0

6.5

1.4

Lindenwood University

3.4

4.0

4.9

-1.5

Maryville University

5.5

6.0

5.6

-0.1

Missouri Baptist University

5.9

7.8

8.6

-2.7

Missouri Valley College

15.6

10.0

15.2

0.4

Park University

7.9

9.8

11.5

-3.6

Rockhurst University

3.6

5.7

5.6

-2.0

Saint Louis University

4.3

4.7

3.8

0.5

Southwest Baptist University

8.9

9.9

11.5

-2.6

Stephens College

6.0

8.4

9.8

-3.8

Washington University in St. Louis

1.4

3.0

2.0

-0.6

Webster University

5.1

5.6

8.8

-3.7

Westminster College

10.1

9.1

8.9

1.2

William Jewell College

5.6

5.2

5.8

-0.2

William Woods University

3.5

4.8

5.3

-1.8

     

Public 2-Year

Default Rate 2012

2011

2010

Difference

Crowder College

18.4

21.5

23.5

-5.1

East Central College

20.5

21.3

19.2

1.3

Jefferson College

22.5

21.8

22.5

0.0

Metropolitan Community College

18.2

18.0

20.7

-2.5

Mineral Area College

23.3

24.3

25.5

-2.2

Missouri State University–West Plains

18.9

23.1

24.0

-5.1

Moberly Area Community College

16.6

22.6

20.9

-4.3

North Central Missouri College

18.7

21.8

22.6

-3.9

Ozarks Technical Community College

21.1

22.3

20.2

0.9

St. Charles Community College

13.3

14.2

14.1

-0.8

St. Louis Community College

14.0

13.2

12.0

2.0

State Fair Community College

26.1

28.0

23.9

2.2

State Technical College of Missouri

7.6

12.1

10.0

-2.4

Three Rivers Community College

28.2

21.8

24.7

3.5

     

Private 2-Year

Default Rate 2012

2011

2010

Difference

Cottey College

7.8

11.7

6.1

1.7

Ranken Technical College

9.5

15.4

17.8

-8.3

Wentworth Military Academy and College

12.7

20.0

25.6

-12.9

     

Special Focus

Default Rate 2012

2011

2010

Difference

A. T. Still University

1.6

3.1

2.0

-0.4

Kansas City Art Institute

10.2

12.8

17.1

-6.9

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

0.8

1.3

1.4

-0.6

Logan College of Chiropractic

2.3

2.9

1.2

1.1

St. Louis College of Pharmacy

1.0

1.6

1.3

-0.3

 

About the Author

Brittany Wagner
Education Policy Research Assistant

Brittany Wagner was an education policy research assistant at the Show-Me Institute.