Alaska isn’t exactly a place that is full of higher education options, but surprisingly, most of the colleges in Alaska are pretty good. Not the University of Alaska Anchorage, though. Not only is the tuition at this university very high, but there’s also a pretty low graduation rate — 31%.
Add this to the fact that most graduates only pay back 12% of their loans in the first three years after graduation, and you get a very bad college.
The University of South Carolina at Aiken
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.
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.
Black Hills State University
Location: South Dakota
If you are looking to default on your loans, this might the University for you. 9.3% of graduates find themselves in that position. With a graduation rate of 33%, over 60% of the students drop out without completing their degrees.
The questionable experience of attending this college is still very expensive, costing at around $18,723 for an instate student per year.
Location: Dover, Delaware
This College was so bad that has ceased existing. It used to be a liberal arts college, but in 2021 it was bought by Delaware State University. It was more costly than any other college in the state, and the students who got to graduate, only 31% if you care to know, left with a debt of over $30,000.
It's not a surprise that the college ended up being purchased and closed down.