Cedarville, UD have lowest student loan default rates of area schools

Published: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 4:14 PM

            Cedarville, UD have lowest student loan default rates of area schools

Cedarville University and the University of Dayton students have the lowest student loan default rates of any area college, according to a new database of default rates from the Student Loan Report, a student loan news website.

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The database ranks colleges based on their average default rate. Cedarville students fared better than anyone else in the area with an average default rate of 2 percent, the 12th lowest in the state, while UD students came in at 13th with a default rate of 2.15 percent.

Eight of 10 area universities had default rates lower than the state average of 13.61 percent, according to the database. Ohio has the 41st lowest default rate.

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Area community colleges had higher default rates than most nearby four-year universities. In some cases, their default rate was more than double or triple the rate of area university students.

The area school with the highest default rate was Central State University.

CSU students ranked 210 in Ohio and had the third highest default rate of any university or college in the state. Around 29.52 percent of CSU students on average defaulted on their loans.

RELATED: Central State chosen for federal experiment on student loan counseling

Below is a complete ranking of area universities and community colleges, according to the report:

Area universities

12. Cedarville University, 2 percent

13. University of Dayton, 2.15 percent

24. Xavier University, 3.14 percent

31. Wittenberg University, 3.95 percent

47. Ohio State, 5 percent

75. University of Cincinnati, 7.63 percent

83. Wright State, 8.27 percent

97. Miami University, 9.3 percent

145. Wilberforce University, 15.02 percent

210. Central State, 29.52 percent

Area community colleges

172. Columbus State Community College, 19.33 percent

176. Edison State Community College, 20.03 percent

177. Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, 20.05 percent

190. Sinclair Community College, 21.78 percent

201. Clark State Community College, 24.02 percent


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  • Steve Harvey reacts to epic Oscars gaffe

    Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 7:48 AM
    Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 8:21 AM

            Steve Harvey reacts to epic Oscars gaffe

    Get a feeling of deja-vu while watching Sunday's night's epic Oscars blunder? We're thinking TV personality Steve Harvey did, too.

    >> Social media reacts to 'Moonlight,' 'La La Land' gaffe

    At the end of the 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony Sunday, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty mistakenly announced that "La La Land" had won best picture after they reportedly were given the wrong category envelope – a duplicate of actress Emma Stone's card for best actress. When "La La Land" producer Jordan Horowitz revealed that "Moonlight" was the real winner, host Jimmy Kimmel stepped in to lighten the mood.

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    "Guys, this is very unfortunate, what happened," Kimmel joked. "Personally, I blame Steve Harvey for this."

    >> Watch the moment here

    Kimmel was referring to Harvey's infamous blunder at the 2015 Miss Universe pageant. Harvey incorrectly named Miss Colombia Ariadna Gutierrez the winner, then later announced that he had meant to say Miss Philippines Pia Wurtzbach.

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    Harvey took to Twitter early Monday to weigh in on the Oscars mix-up.

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    "Good morning everybody! Went to sleep early last night. So... what I miss? #Oscars" he wrote, adding, "YOU KNOW I have something to say."

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    Later on his radio show, Harvey compared the two embarrassing incidents, commending the Oscars producers for standing with Beatty.

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    "I alone walked the walk of shame down the runway, no flowers in my hand, no crown on my head – just a microphone and a look of 'oh, hell no,'" Harvey joked. "Warren Beatty had the same 'oh, hell no' look on his face."

    He added, "I can get Warren through this. Call me, Warren Beatty."

    Transgender boy wins girls state wrestling title in Texas

    Published: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 12:21 PM
    Updated: Sunday, February 26, 2017 @ 12:21 PM

            Transgender boy wins girls state wrestling title in Texas

    The Texas high school state girls’ wrestling champion is a boy. The state would not allow him to compete in the male division because his birth certificate says “female.”

    Trinity High school junior Mack Beggs, 17, was born female, but began transitioning to male last year, which includes taking testosterone.

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     The process has impacted his body and strength, but the organization that oversees sports for Texas public schools ordered him to continue wrestling under the gender listed on his birth certificate.

    One parent even filed a lawsuit, contending Beggs has an unfair advantage because of it.

    Beggs says, if allowed, he would gladly wrestle male opponents.

    He defeated Chelsea Sanchez in a 12-2 victory in the 110-pound classification at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) state wrestling championships on Saturday in Cypress, Texas. Beggs is the first transgender participant  to win the Class 6A girls' state championship.


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    Parents hog-tie son with duct tape, go to dinner, police said

    Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 7:30 AM
    Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 7:30 AM

            Parents hog-tie son with duct tape, go to dinner, police said

    A Wisconsin couple are facing charges after police said they confined their 12-year-old son with duct tape and then went to dinner, leaving the child home alone.

    According to police, the child was left in the mother's car when she went into a local store. The boy left the car to buy Silly Putty at another location. When she found out where he went, she told her son that he had to return the toy before going home, WISN reported.

    After the outing, police said that Ann Kubehl told her husband, Ismael Guzman, what happened.

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    Police said that's when Guzman took duct tape and hog-tied the child, wrapping the tape around his head and mouth, WISN reported.

    Police said that Kubehl and Guzman left the boy in the hallway in their home and then went to dinner 25 minutes away.

    The next day, the boy's school principal noticed marks on him and alerted police.

    Originally Kubehl told them that she went to a grocery store that night, but police said that her story didn't match Guzman's. She later told them where they really went.

    Kubehl allegedly told police that they can remove her child from their care, "but I don't want the neglect charges because that will take my job away," WISN reported.

    Who is 'Gary from Chicago'? Surprise Oscars guest sparks memes

    Published: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:12 AM
    Updated: Monday, February 27, 2017 @ 4:12 AM

            Who is 'Gary from Chicago'? Surprise Oscars guest sparks memes

    Move over, Casey Affleck and Emma Stone: A new Oscars darling is in the limelight.

    "Gary from Chicago" – whose full name is Gary Cole – became a social media sensation after he and other members of a Hollywood tour group were the targets of a prank by Academy Awards host Jimmy Kimmel. The unsuspecting tourists thought they were going to visit a museum but instead were led into the Dolby Theatre during the awards show's live broadcast. There, they were introduced to the A-list celebrities in the front row, including Nicole Kidman, Octavia Spencer, Ryan Gosling and Denzel Washington.

    >> Jimmy Kimmel surprises Hollywood tourists with Academy Awards visit

    But Cole, wearing a baseball cap and carrying a large bag, quickly emerged as the real star of the show, kissing actresses' hands and recording everything on his cellphone.

    "I feel like you're ignoring the white celebrities," Kimmel joked at one point.

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    "I am, though," Cole replied, laughing.

    Kimmel then spoke to a woman, who introduced herself as Cole's fiancee, Vicky.

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    "Who's your favorite actor?" Kimmel asked her.

    "That man right there," she said, pointing at Washington.

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    "Denzel, will you be the best man at their wedding?" Kimmel asked.

    Washington then got up and stood between the stunned couple as Vicky held a cellphone on a selfie stick. 

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    "I now pronounce you husband and wife," Washington said. "Kiss the bride."

    As the pair kissed, Kimmel quipped, "He's Denzel so it's legal."

    >> Watch the moment here

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    It didn't take long for the internet to fall in love with Cole and his fiancee.

    >> Click here or scroll down to see what people were saying