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Instructions for Using the Data Files
For the FY 2012 School Cohort Default Rate Reports



These instructions explain how to view the data files containing the reports for fiscal year (FY) 2012 Official Cohort Default Rates for Schools.

Using the Data: These files have been compressed for downloading. After downloading, please use PKUNZIP, WinZIP, or another method to decompress the files. These are Microsoft Access or Excel files.

The following files are available for download (the 304 and 305 reports will not be available for download if no schools are subject to cohort default rate sanctions in the most current cohort year):

300—FY 2012, FY 2011, and FY 2010 official cohort default rates published for schools participating in the Title IV student financial assistance programs.

304—Schools subject to loss of Direct Loan Program and/or Pell Grant Program eligibility due to FY 2012, FY 2011, and FY 2010 official cohort default rates of 30% or greater.  Definition

305—Schools subject to loss of Direct Loan Program due to FY 2012 official cohort default rates greater than 40%.  Definition

Cohort Default Rate (CDR) data is not displayed when "Denom" (number of borrowers entering repayment in cohort) includes 10 or fewer borrowers.

Listing of the sector definitions

Field Definitions 300, 304, and 305

Field Name

Field Definition

OPE_ID

Office of Postsecondary Education Identifier

Name

Institution's Name

Address

Street Address

City

City

State

State Abbreviation

State Desc

State Name

Zip

Zip Code

Zip Ext

Zip Code Extension

Program Length

The length of the longest program offered by the institution:

0—Short-Term (300–599 hours)
1—Graduate/Professional (≥ 300 hours)
2—Non-Degree (600–899 hours)
3—Non-Degree 1 Year (900–1799 hours)
4—Non-Degree 2 Years (1800–2699 hours)
5—Associate's Degree
6—Bachelor's Degree
7—First Professional Degree
8—Master's Degree or Doctor's Degree
9—Professional Certification
10—Undergraduate (Previous Degree Required)
11—Non-Degree 3 Plus Years (≥ 2700 hours)
12—Two-Year Transfer

Sch Type

The code identifying the ownership control of the institution:

1—Public
2—Private, Nonprofit
3—Proprietary
5—Foreign public
6—Foreign private
7—Foreign For-Profit

Year 1

Cohort Year 2012

Num 1

Number of Borrowers in Default for 2012

Denom 1

Number of Borrowers in Repay for 2012

DRate 1

Official Cohort Default Rate for 2012

PRate 1

Identifies what type of rate was calculated for the institution.

A—Actual
B—Average,
S—Substituted, or
P—Lead School Combo

Ethnic Code

The code classifying the ethnic affiliation of the institution:

1—Native American
2—HBCU
3—Hispanic
4—Traditionally Black College
5—Ethnicity Not Reported

Cong Dis

Congressional District—The congressional district of the main institution

Region

The main institution’s Department of Education regional code

Average or Greater than 30

Schools with fewer than 30 borrowers entering repayment during the cohort period use an average formula.

0—Non-average formula
1—Average formula

Year 2

Cohort Year 2011

Num 2

Number of Borrowers in Default for 2011

Denom 2

Number of Borrowers in Repay for 2011

DRate 2

Official Cohort Default Rate for 2011

PRate 2

Identifies what type of rate was calculated for the institution

A—Actual
B—Average,
S—Substituted, or
P—Lead School Combo

Year 3

Cohort Year 2010

Num 3

Number of Borrowers in Default for 2010

Denom 3

Number of Borrowers in Repay for 2010

DRate 3

Official Default Rate for 2010

PRate 3

Identifies what type of rate was calculated for the institution

A—Actual
B—Average,
S—Substituted, or
P—Lead School Combo
Last updated September 30, 2015

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