Location: Aiken, South Carolina
None of the numbers look very good at this school in South Carolina, at least, not the 41% graduation rate or the $41,000 median income. Pair that with the average annual cost of $18,500 and it seems like it’s more trouble than it’s worth.
Plus, if you’re looking for a school with any hint of party life – this is not it, as it’s basically situated in a retirement community. Then again, if you’re looking for a super quiet place to earn your degree, this actually may work for you.
Location: Brooklyn, New York If almost anyone who applies gets accepted, that's almost always a bad sign. That's just the case at Yeshivas Novominsk in Brooklyn — they have a 95% acceptance rate.
Then, only 2% of those who got it actually leave with a degree, and 98% of the students drop out before that. The school has such a bad reputation that it even earned itself the name "The dropout factory." Yikes.
University of California, Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara, California
This is the second appearance of the University of California on our list of worst colleges in the country. But this time, it’s their Santa Barbara campus that’s in question.
And why? Because this school is listed as number one of the most dangerous schools in the U.S, thanks to its high crime rate. It may be dangerous, but they do have a stunning campus.
Western International University
Location: Tempe, Arizona
This college located just outside of Phoenix, Arizona, has one of the lowest graduation rates in the nation, at an astonishingly low three percent. The school has also lowered its prices pretty drastically over the past few years.
Now, they’re one of the more affordable schools in the area. And, according to their website and some former students, they don’t charge for books, either.
Location: New York, New York
Trump University was launched in 2005 and aimed at adults who were ready to make a difference in their lives by learning the ins and outs of real estate from someone they thought they could trust.
But the institution was troubled from the very beginning, starting with the fact it used “university” in its name without obtaining a license from the New York State Education Department. The “school” wound up being shut down and paying out more than $25 million to those who were duped by the operation.