The Association of Community College Trustees has released a new study analyzing student debt and default rates at Iowa Community Colleges. The report is especially important given that students at community colleges are more likely to default on student loan debt than at other types of higher educational institutions.
One of the major findings was that students were more likely to default if they were not making progress toward the completion of an Associates Degree or other types of diplomas/certifications. According to the report
Sixty percent of defaulters earned less than 15 credits and nearly 90 percent of defaulters did notearn a credential.