Location: Eastern New York
Rensselaer makes the list as one of the worst schools in America for its blatant restriction of its student’s ability to maintain their right to free speech.
In fact, they consistently find themselves making lists for the top ten worst in the US for exactly that reason.
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.
College of the Atlantic
Location: Bar Harbor, Maine This school has an absolutely stunning campus, located right on the water – but they don’t make it very affordable to have the privilege.
In fact, they charge over $43,000 per year on average, which looks even worse when you consider graduates have a median salary of less than $25,000 ten years after entry.
California State University
Location: Los Angeles, California
This is California State’s second appearance on their list, but this time, it’s for school in L.A. If you’re looking for low-cost options, they do have tuition that winds up costing most students less than $4,000 per year after aid.
Unfortunately, only 41% of those students wind up completing their programs on time.
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Everest College, which was headed up by the parent company Corinthian Colleges, shut down most of its campuses in 2016 after its reputation was tarnished by its “worthless” diplomas. Graduates complained of not being able to find jobs and no one taking their credentials seriously.
Everest was bought out and the remaining campuses go by the name Altierus Career College.