Cohort Default Rates

CDR Tools & Resources


From the US Department of Education

  • To put CDRs in context, look up a college on to see what share of its undergraduates take out student loans (under the Financial Aid heading). When many or most students at a college borrow, CDRs are particularly useful measures of accountability and quality. However, when based on a very small number or share of students, CDRs say less about the college as a whole.