Location: West Lafayette, IN
Online Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, has some big issues. Purdue Global, formerly the for-profit Kaplan University, is so bad that it actually makes students sign a waiver during the admissions process that waives their right to sue the school if (more like when) it becomes problematic.
And their acquisition of the shady, tarnished school is a testament to the fact Purdue cares more about money than it does about their students.
Location: Muskogee, Oklahoma
This school, which was formerly known as Bacone Indian College, has a crazy low graduation rate, with just around 15% of students completing their program. And, those who do complete it have an average salary of less than $35,000 to look forward to. And that’s six years later.
To top it off, the college serves nearly 960 students and accepts 50% of those who apply.
St. John’s College
Location: Annapolis, Maryland If you live in or around the Annapolis area, you may be considering St. John’s College for higher education.
There are worse schools around Maryland by far, but you should know that they don’t have the best ROI at this one, either. Especially when you consider the low median salary of just over $33,000 – 10 years after the fact.
Location: St. Paul, Minnesota Save your money and keep looking for somewhere that offers a better median salary than Macalester College in St. Paul.
They’re expensive, charging more than $54,000 per year to attend, and yet many graduates report earning less than $48,000.
Agnes Scott College
Location: Decatur, Georgia This Southern school doesn’t offer graduates much in the form of a median salary, which is around $39,000 10 years after they begin their journey at Agnes Scott.
Compare that to the annual attendance cost of $41,160 and you can see why maybe it’s best to keep searching for other colleges.