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Virginia’s 4-year schools report 6,974 borrowers default on student loans

Liberty University, ECPI University and Virginia State University in Petersburg had the most students in default on loans for four-year schools they started to repay in 2014, according to the latest disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education.

The data includes schools whose highest degree is a bachelor’s degree, professional degree or graduate degree. The Federal Student Aid Office compiles data on schools receiving federal student aid who entered repayment on selected federal loans in the given fiscal year and defaulted before the end of the second fiscal year.

Name City Number of borrowers in default
Liberty University Lynchburg 2,903
ECPI University Virginia Beach 548
Virginia State University Petersburg 396
Old Dominion University Norfolk 347
American National University Salem 341
Norfolk State University Norfolk 322
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond 267
Stratford University Falls Church 224
Virginia Union University Richmond 127
George Mason University Fairfax 122
Hampton University Hampton 102
Ferrum College Ferrum 100
Radford University Radford 98
Averett University Danville 81
Regent University Virginia Beach 80
Virginia University Of Lynchburg Lynchburg 79
Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University Blacksburg 65
James Madison University Harrisonburg 57
University Of Virginia’S College At Wise (The) Wise 51
Lynchburg College Lynchburg 47
Bluefield College Bluefield 46
Centura College Virginia Beach 45
Mary Baldwin University Staunton 41
Shenandoah University Winchester 39
Longwood University Farmville 38
University Of Virginia Charlottesville 37
Virginia Wesleyan University Virginia Beach 33
Christopher Newport University Newport News 31
Marymount University Arlington 29
University Of Mary Washington Fredericksburg 28
Bridgewater College Bridgewater 25
Roanoke College Salem 24
Emory & Henry College Emory 20
Southern Virginia University Buena Vista 19
Randolph – Macon College Ashland 18
Jefferson College Of Health Sciences Roanoke 15
Randolph College Lynchburg 15
Global Health College Alexandria 14
College Of William & Mary Williamsburg 12
Eastern Mennonite University Harrisonburg 12
Hampden Sydney College Hampden Sydney 11
Hollins University Roanoke 11
University Of Richmond Richmond 11
Virginia Military Institute Lexington 10
Washington And Lee University Lexington 10
Sweet Briar College Sweet Briar 5
University Of Management And Technology (The) Arlington 4
Appalachian School Of Law Grundy 3
Bethel College Hampton 3
Sentara College Of Health Sciences Chesapeake 3
Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk 2
Bon Secours Memorial College Of Nursing Richmond 1
Centra College Of Nursing Lynchburg 1
Union Presbyterian Seminary Richmond 1
Appalachian College Of Pharmacy Oakwood 0
Baptist Theological Seminary At Richmond Richmond 0
Divine Mercy University Arlington 0
Edward Via Virginia College Of Osteopathic Medicine Blacksburg 0




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