What Works: College Strategies for Reducing Student Loan Default

October 13, 2020

A brief co-authored by The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) and the Institute for College Access & Success revisits some of the colleges we profiled in 2014 to learn how their approaches to default prevention have evolved over time, and highlights strategies community colleges use to support students and improve their cohort default rates (CDRs).

Student Debt and the Class of 2019

October 6, 2020

More than six in ten (62%) college seniors who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2019 had student loan debt and they owed an average of $28,950. This is a lower share of students than the Class of 2018 (65%), and a very slight decline (less than 1%) in total debt from the 2018 average of $29,200.