Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Rhode Island College is far from being at the bottom of the barrel on this list, but they also have some major room for improvement. For instance, in New England, living costs are pretty high, so the median salary of $37,000 won’t cut it for graduates.
Not to mention the average loan debt is nearly $26,000. Compared to some others, the difference is greater in those numbers, which is a good thing, but you should still keep searching. There are plenty of other, better schools nearby.
Location: Appleton, Wisconsin
You could certainly do worse than Lawrence University, which has a graduation rate of 80%, but you’ll have to spend a ton of money if you choose to attend, and you may not get the reward you’re hoping for.
The annual tuition cost is over $47,000, but most grads only make around $44,000 per year 10 years after enrolling.
Plymouth State University
Location: Plymouth, New Hampshire
This school has actually fired a professor (and reprimanded another) for assisting a former student at a sentencing hearing in court.
Granted, the charges against her were pretty bad, but regardless of the school administration's feelings on the case, those disciplinary actions violated the staff members’ freedom of speech.
Fountainhead College of Technology
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee (closed)
This private school was established in 1847, but shut its doors on October 31st, 2018, after struggling to stay afloat for quite some time.
Before it closed its doors, it was charging too much and leaving students with loads of debt and a median salary that was too little for them to pay it off.
Location: Oneonta, New York
Hartwick seems like it’s more trouble (on the wallet) than it’s worth.
For starters, the graduation rate is just 58%. And those who do complete their programs on time only end up earning an average of $48,500 per year after spending $48,120 on their yearly tuition.