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WVU loan default rate the highest in Big 12

By ALAYNA FULLER

The Daily Athenaeum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU has the highest rates of student loan default in the Big 12, and 725 graduates from the 2012 class have defaulted on their loans over the last four years.

By 2016, almost 10 percent of WVU graduates who started repaying their federal student loans in 2012 defaulted, or were unable to pay off their loans, according to data from a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by the Center for American Progress.

Oklahoma State University has the second highest default rate in the Big 12 behind WVU at 7.51 percent. The University of Texas, at 2.54 percent, has the lowest rate.

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