41,013 borrowers in default on student loans after attending Florida schools

Everest University in Tampa, Full Sail University in Winter Park, and Keiser University in Fort Lauderdale reported the largest share of borrowers who defaulted on school loans they started repaying in 2014, according to a Higher Education Tribune analysis of federal data.

The analysis uses data, from the U.S. Department of Education, that tracks borrowers at all colleges and universities receiving federal student aid. The 2014 cohort accounts for borrowers who entered repayment on selected federal loans in the given fiscal year and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year.   

Altogether, 189 institutions based in Florida reported 41,013 borrowers in default. 


Borrowers in default

SchoolCityNumber of Borrowers in Default for 2014
Everest UniversityTampa11,365
Full Sail UniversityWinter Park1,839
Keiser UniversityFort Lauderdale1,493
Valencia CollegeOrlando1,243
Ultimate Medical AcademyClearwater1,169
St. Petersburg CollegeClearwater1,090
Florida State College At JacksonvilleJacksonville1,070
Tallahassee Community CollegeTallahassee957
Florida Career CollegeMiami908
Hillsborough Community CollegeTampa842
Sanford-Brown CollegeTampa834
Seminole State College Of FloridaSanford819
Daytona State CollegeDaytona Beach814
Broward CollegeFort Lauderdale723
University Of Central FloridaOrlando629
Santa Fe CollegeGainesville545
Florida International UniversityMiami537
Miami Dade CollegeMiami515
University Of South FloridaTampa509
Saint Leo UniversitySaint Leo479
Eastern Florida State CollegeCocoa476
Florida Agricultural & Mechanical UniversityTallahassee475
Florida Technical CollegeOrlando466
Beauty Schools Of AmericaHialeah434
Florida Southwestern State CollegeFort Myers414
Florida State UniversityTallahassee378
College Of Central FloridaOcala377
Florida Atlantic UniversityBoca Raton369
Florida Institute Of TechnologyMelbourne359
Palm Beach State CollegeLake Worth339
State College Of Florida, Manatee-SarasotaBradenton338
Indian River State CollegeFort Pierce335
Nova Southeastern UniversityFort Lauderdale310
Southern Technical CollegeOrlando268
Bethune Cookman UniversityDaytona Beach243
Barry UniversityMiami Shores240
Miami International University Of Art & DesignMiami219
University Of West Florida (The)Pensacola216
Pasco - Hernando State CollegeNew Port Richey213
Hodges UniversityNaples207
University Of North FloridaJacksonville200
WyotechOrmond Beach200
University Of FloridaGainesville185
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical UniversityDaytona Beach177
Art Institute Of Fort Lauderdale (The)Fort Lauderdale174
Gulf Coast State CollegePanama City166
Saint Johns River State CollegePalatka160
Sullivan And Cogliano Training CentersMiami Gardens156
Polk State CollegeWinter Haven149
Southeastern CollegeWest Palm Beach145
Concorde Career InstituteJacksonville141
Southern Technical CollegeFort Myers129
City CollegeFort Lauderdale122
Florida College Of Natural HealthPompano Beach115
Florida Gulf Coast UniversityFort Myers112
Florida Memorial UniversityMiami Gardens111
College Of Business & TechnologyMiami109
Pensacola State CollegePensacola109
Florida National UniversityHialeah98
Edward Waters CollegeJacksonville91
Florida Gateway CollegeLake City86
Jacksonville UniversityJacksonville79
Fortis CollegeOrange Park78
Hollywood Institute Of Beauty CareersHollywood77
Northwest Florida State CollegeNiceville77
Warner UniversityLake Wales77
Everglades UniversityBoca Raton75
Aveda Institute - South FloridaDavie74
Flagler CollegeSaint Augustine67
Southeastern UniversityLakeland67
University Of MiamiCoral Gables67
Aveda Institute - TallahasseeTallahassee66
Artistic Nails & Beauty AcademyTampa63
Concorde Career InstituteTampa63
Webber International UniversityBabson Park62
Concorde Career InstituteMiramar60
Saint Thomas UniversityMiami Gardens58
Florida Barber AcademyPlantation56
University Of Tampa (The)Tampa56
South Florida Institute Of TechnologyMiami54
Palm Beach Atlantic UniversityWest Palm Beach52
Daytona CollegeOrmond Beach50
International AcademySouth Daytona46
American Institute Of BeautyLargo44
Adventist University Of Health SciencesOrlando43
Stetson UniversityDeland43
Cda Technical InstituteJacksonville36
Rollins CollegeWinter Park36
Paul Mitchell The School-JacksonvilleJacksonville34
South Florida State CollegeAvon Park34
City CollegeAltamonte Springs32
International Training CareersMiami32
Eckerd CollegeSaint Petersburg31
Jones CollegeJacksonville31
Sae Institute Of Technology - MiamiNorth Miami Beach31
Bene'S Career AcademyNew Port Richey29
Florida Southern CollegeLakeland29
Ave Maria UniversityAve Maria28
Digital Media Arts CollegeBoca Raton28
La Belle Beauty AcademyMiami28
Salon Professional Academy (The)Fort Myers27
Cortiva Institute - FloridaPinellas Park26
Schiller International UniversityLargo26
Beauty Academy Of South FloridaHialeah Gardens25
National Aviation AcademyClearwater25
Academy Of CosmetologyMerritt Island24
Florida Institute Of Recording, Sound And TechnologyOrlando24
Medical Institute Of Palm BeachGreenacres24
Praxis InstituteMiami23
Sunstate AcademyFort Myers23
Orion CollegeLauderdale Lakes22
Lynn UniversityBoca Raton21
Jacksonville Beauty InstituteJacksonville20
Lake Sumter State CollegeLeesburg20
Ringling College Of Art & DesignSarasota20
American InstituteMargate19
Miami Regional UniversityMiami Springs19
Florida Academy Of Health & BeautyOakland Park18
Trinity Baptist CollegeJacksonville18
Ambiance Beauty & Barber AcademyMelbourne17
North Florida Cosmetology InstituteTallahassee17
Eternity Cosmetology School, Corp.West Palm Beach16
Florida Keys Community CollegeKey West16
Miami Media SchoolMiami16
Sunstate AcademyClearwater16
American Academy Of CosmetologyOrange Park15
Florida School Of MassageGainesville15
New Professions Technical InstituteMiami15
Pensacola School Of Massage Therapy & Health CareersPensacola15
Saber CollegeMiami15
Universal Career SchoolSweetwater15
Cambridge College Of Healthcare & TechnologyDelray Beach14
Cambridge Institute Of Allied Health And TechnologyAltamonte Springs14
Florida Education InstituteMiami14
Meridian CollegeSarasota14
New Concept Massage And Beauty SchoolMiami14
Tenaj Salon InstituteThe Villages14
Tom P. Haney Technical CenterPanama City14
Boca Beauty AcademyBoca Raton13
Florida AcademyFort Myers13
Florida CollegeTemple Terrace13
Academy For Nursing And Health OccupationsWest Palm Beach12
Florida Coastal School Of LawJacksonville12
Summit Salon AcademyTampa12
Baptist College Of Florida (The)Graceville11
North Florida AcademyOrange Park11
Trinity College Of FloridaTrinity11
Asm Beauty World AcademyDavie10
Erwin Technical CollegeTampa10
Florida Vocational InstituteMiami10
Acupuncture And Massage CollegeMiami9
Palm Beach Academy Of Health & BeautyLake Park9
Paul Mitchell The School MiamiMiami9
Shear Excellence Hair AcademyTampa9
Summit Salon Academy - GainesvilleGainesville9
Advance Science CollegeHialeah8
Beacon CollegeLeesburg8
Cozmo The SchoolBonita Springs8
Celebrity School Of BeautyMiami7
Academy Of Career TrainingKissimmee6
Aviator College Of Aeronautical Science & TechnologyFort Pierce6
Fashion Focus Hair AcademySarasota6
La Belle Beauty SchoolHialeah6
Taylor CollegeBelleview6
Miami Ad SchoolMiami5
New College Of FloridaSarasota5
Sarasota School Of Massage TherapySarasota5
Toni&Guy Hairdressing AcademyJacksonville5
Chipola CollegeMarianna4
Delta Connection AcademySanford4
Hobe Sound Bible CollegeHobe Sound4
Loraines Academy & SpaSaint Petersburg4
Professional Hands InstituteMiami4
Salon Professional Academy - Melbourne, TheMelbourne4
South Florida Bible College And Theological SeminaryDeerfield Beach4
American Advanced Technicians InstituteHialeah3
Ave Maria School Of LawNaples3
Key CollegeFort Lauderdale3
Trendsetters Of Fl. School Of Beauty & BarberingJacksonville3
Atlantic Institute Of Oriental MedicineFort Lauderdale2
Aviation Institute Of MaintenanceCasselberry2
Dragon Rises College Of Oriental MedicineGainesville2
East West College Of Natural MedicineSarasota2
Florida Institute Of UltrasoundPensacola2
Florida School Of Traditional MidwiferyGainesville2
Academy For Five Element AcupunctureGainesville1
American Medical AcademyMiami1
Florida College Of Integrative MedicineOrlando1
Wolford CollegeNaples0
Source: U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid Office

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