Location: Pasadena, California
Pacific Oaks doesn’t exactly have a fantastic reputation among those who’ve attended in the past. In fact, the consensus on Yelp is a whopping two and a half stars.
And the experiences some say they’ve had don’t seem fitting of the way you’d expect to be treated when you’re paying nearly $18,000/year.
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Herzing University in Madison can be considered one of the best of the worst. Sure, it’s made its way onto this list, but it still isn’t as bad as some of these schools. The graduation rate is just a little above 42%, which is lower than the national average but much higher than those in the single digits or even in the teens and twenties.
The average loan debt for Herzing grads is higher than usual at over $32,000.
Peru State College
Location: Peru, Nebraska
Well, considering you’ve seen graduation rates that aren’t even at 10%, Peru State College’s 36.7% isn’t exactly horrendous. Though it’s definitely not good by very many standards, either. Six years after the fact, the average salary a Peru State alumnus can expect to receive is around $37,000.
When you put that up against the median loan debt of nearly $23,000, it’s safe to say there are much better options available.
Location: Goshen, Indiana
This college is located in a small town outside of South Bend, Indiana.
A degree from Goshen will cost you nearly $160,000 and don’t expect your ROI to be sufficient, either, as it averages around -$30,000.
The State University of New York
Location: Potsdam, New York
The State University of New York at Potsdam isn’t all bad. They’ve got a 72% acceptance rate and a 54% graduation rate, which is definitely better than a lot of other schools on the list.
They’re on the list because those who do graduate from SUNY wind up with a ridiculous amount of debt for little payoff. So, unless you’re looking for an ROI of more than -$30,000 – stay away from this school.