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.
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
It may seem like an absolute dream to go to college in Hawaii. After all, many Hawaiian college campuses are near the most beautiful scenery you’ll ever see in your life. Chaminade University isn’t one of the worst ones on this list by far, but they aren’t very good, either – especially if the price is a factor.
The school has tuition that’s higher than average, and students usually wind up with around $26,000 in debt. That may not be horrible, but six years after entry, the salary for a Chaminade grad averages less than $39,000. One thing they’ve got going for them is the low default rate, which is just over 5.5%.
Location: Conway, Arkansas
This private liberal arts college in Arkansas costs $45,690 per year to attend, but students only make an average of $39,700 after graduation – and that’s ten years after entry.
So you can imagine the kind of debt they’re dealing with.
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.
Purdue University Global,
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 its students.