Location: Portland, Maine
This school has a much smaller student body than the others on this list, with just around 500 in attendance last year. The ROI is shoddy at best; in fact, it’s just shoddy.
Those who choose to attend shell out $46,000 per year and don’t typically wind up making enough to clear their debt.
Location: Los Angeles, California
This school has a pretty large student body, comparatively speaking, with more than 2,000 undergraduate students in attendance last year alone.
But the payoff at Occidental hardly seems worth the payments. The college costs nearly $55,000 per year to attend, but the median salary ten years after entry is just over $50,000.
Edward Waters College
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
This private college in Jacksonville is another whose reputation among alumni isn’t too positive. If you search for reviews, you’ll find a lot of three-star ratings, mainly about how disorganized everything seems to be. And that may contribute to the low graduation rate, which is less than 20%, and the pitiful median salary of graduates after six years – less than $30,000.
Couple that with the average student debt of nearly $23,000, and you can see why Edward Waters has earned its spot on this list.
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Sunstate Academy is a private beauty college that charges more than most grads can even expect to earn.
Students pay over $20,500 per year and the median starting salary is just $17,700.
Ohio Wesleyan University
Location: Delaware, Ohio
Ohio Wesleyan doesn’t exactly seem like the optimal place to earn your higher education.
Mainly because the yearly tuition of $45,670 and the ten-year average earnings of $45,300 don’t add up at all.