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.
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.
Rhode Island College
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: 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.
Location: Tyler, Texas
Texas has a lot of things going for it. Texas College isn’t one of them. The school’s graduation rate is one of the worst on this list, at a sad 12%, which is actually lower than last year by about a half percent. But that’s only the beginning of the bad at Texas College.
The average six-year salary for college grads is just over $23,000. Put that up against the loan debt of around $21,000, and it goes to show why this school is one of the worst in the Western world.