Federal Loan Cohort Default Rate


Cohort Default Rate

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school’s borrower’s in the U.S. who enter repayment of federal student loans during a fiscal year and default within the cohort default period.  The Department of Education calculates the school’s Cohort Default Rate (CDR).


  FY2018 FY2019 FY2020
Kirkwood Community College Rate 12.30% 2.00% 0.00%
National Average Public 2-3 Year Institutions 11.50% 3.17% 0.00%
Percentage of Students Who Borrow 16.69% 16.19% 17.31%


Source: Federal Student Aid website