Earlier this month, the University of Dallas announced a partnership with the Institute of World Politics (IWP). UD will be the ninth institution of higher learning to partner with IWP.+ Read More
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the University of Dallas has the state’s second-lowest federal loan default rate – 1.5 percent – of any private institution offering both undergraduate and graduate programs. It is the fourth consecutive year the university has seen a decrease in its default rate; the national average is 11.3 percent.
The annual list reports the average percentage of borrowers, as reported by each institution, who entered repayment between fiscal years 2012 and 2013 and then defaulted in their first three years of repayment.
“Our students are finding jobs and not overborrowing so they can pay back their federal debt,” said Director of Financial Aid Taryn Anderson. “Fewer University of Dallas students than ever before are defaulting on their federal loans, which further shows the tremendous value of the education we provide.”
From the 2013 cohort, UD recorded only eight defaults, out of 513 students who entered repayment and remained in the cohort for three years. Sixty percent of UD graduates (who earned bachelor’s degrees) from the Class of 2013 borrowed federal loans, and the average federal student loan debt accrued from those borrowers was only $23,655 per person. According to the Institute for College Access and Success, the national average student loan debt has grown to nearly $30,000. UD students’ overall student loan debt has remained in line with national averages.
When a school’s cohort default rate becomes too high — 30 percent or more for three consecutive years or 40 percent during one year — students of that institution become ineligible to participate and receive federal loans. Because the majority of college students rely on federal loan assistance, the cohort default rate is diligently tracked by the U.S. Department of Education, higher education organizations, news media and schools, which ultimately helps determine the value for a school’s education.
Growing up in a half-Irish Catholic family in Cincinnati, the seven Teller children knew a household full of music. Lucy, Brother Jonah and Brother Simon Teller have used the love of music instilled during childhood by their family to become musicians and produce music of their own.+ Read More
A few years back, the University of Dallas began to form a relationship with the Dallas Zoo, when Assistant Professor of Biology Deanna Soper, Ph.D., and her colleague, Professor of Psychology Scott Churchill, P.h.D., began taking class trips to the zoo. And in the spirit of further collaboration, the world's leading cheetah expert and conservationist, Laurie Marker, Ph.D., founder and executive director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) sponsored by the Dallas Zoo, will join the UD community on Thursday, Oct. 25, to give a lecture about her work rescuing the world's fastest land mammal from extinction.+ Read More