Location: Augusta, Maine
Those who decide to attend the University of Maine at Augusta probably do so to stay close to family, and because its in-state tuition is less than $8,000/year. But if you’re in Maine, you’re not that far away from some of the best schools in the country.
New England is home to Yale, MIT, Harvard, and Dartmouth. But even if you’re not looking at ivy leagues, there are better choices. This school’s median starting salary, less than $28,000, just isn’t worth the trouble.
Location: Boston, Massachusetts Northeastern is a prestigious university in New England. Unfortunately, they’ve got one of the highest property crime rates in the US, with nearly 127 crimes per 10,000 students.
These kinds of crimes can be anything from burglary to car theft. The good news is, graduates of this school will likely go on to be able to afford to buy a new vehicle.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Location: Geneva, New York More than 2,300 undergrads pass through Hobart and William Smith Colleges every year, but they’re paying a pretty penny for the privilege – and at what cost? Well, $55,255 per year, to be exact.
And 10 years after entry, they can expect to earn an average of even less, around $53,000.
Location: Chicago, Illinois This culinary college in Chicago has a high acceptance rate of 84%. And it’s no wonder, considering they make an average of $184,900 for every student who earns a four-year degree at their institution.
Couple the $46,000 per year with the low graduation rate of just 35% and you can see why Kendall is on this list.
Location: Salt Lake City Utah Stay far away from Independence University in Salt Lake City – even as a prospective student. They’re notorious for aggressive recruiting tactics and shady business practices. The school was formerly known as Stevens Henager College, which had been sued by the federal government for paying illegal incentives to their recruiters.
Red flags, all of the red flags. Run away from Independence University.