Cohort Default Rate (CDR)

header-title-decorationCohort Default Rate (CDR)

CDR is a WASC accreditation review criteria as a financial management indicator of
effectiveness of default prevention measures/education and financial literacy training.
It is a measure of the number of students defaulting on student loans out of a graduate
cohort of students entering post-grace period repayment in a fiscal year.

Fiscal Year 2020

Repayment Year 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cohort Default Rating 2.3% 2.0% 2.6% 0.0% 0.0%

The threshold for action: ≥25% results in sanctions and may lead to provisional certification of the school when applying for recertification to participate in the Student Financial Aid Assistance Programs. CDR converted to an average 3 year rating in 2014. Official Three-year Cohort Default Rates for Postsecondary Schools ( (