Location: Canton, New York
St. Lawrence costs almost $55,000 per year to attend, but ten years after enrollment, students only earn an average salary of around $50,000.
Those numbers seem less than ideal.
Fayetteville State University
Location: Fayetteville, North Carolina
The numbers just don’t add up for Fayetteville Stat graduates, so it’s best to keep searching for a better school – which there are plenty of in North Carolina. The median salary for grads is less than $30,000 more than ten years after starting the program. Yikes.
They also have a low graduation rate at just 35%, which isn’t very good. One pro they do have going for them is their average tuition of less than $6,000 per year.
Wright Career College
Location: Overland Park, KS (Closed)
The former and disgraced Wright Career College left students hanging out in the wind when the nonprofit group behind the school, Mission Group Kansans Inc, filed for bankruptcy.
WCC closed and left students on the hook for millions. Four students involved sued Mission Group and won the case in the form of a $3 million settlement.
Harris-Stowe State University
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
This public university in St. Louis has a graduation rate that makes 30% look like 90%. A mere 8% of students make it all the way through the programs. Considering they had nearly 1,500 undergrads in the 2016-2017 school year, which means only about 120 students out of over 1,500 graduates.
They also have one of the worst median salaries for alumni – less than $27,000 after six years. What is going on at Harris-Stowe State?
Location: Richmond, Indiana
Earlham College is definitely not cheap to attend. In fact, it costs over $46,000 per year for the privilege of learning within the walls of this Midwestern school.
Except when you compare the cost with the median 10-year earnings of just $35,000, it seems like it’s best to keep searching.