The College Not Worth Attending in Each State, Ranked
The United States of America is home to some of the best educational opportunities that the world has to offer. We have some of the best schools for people of all ages, but our universities and colleges really stand out on the world stage. People come from all over the world to take classes and earn a degree from a school in the United States.
However, there are fantastic colleges across the country, there are decent colleges across the country, and then there are the colleges on this list... In this list, you will find the colleges in each state that aren't worth attending. If you're considering attending one of these schools, you might want to look into your other options.
You won't see many of their graduates proudly displaying these diplomas on the wall! Whether it's tuition costs, job prospects post-graduation, or a host of other things, these colleges simply didn't make the grade. What do you think about the universities that are the lowest of the low? Did you attend one of these colleges or know someone who did?
All stats and numbers from the United States Department of Education, Niche, and College Factual.
50. Washington – Heritage University
49. Oregon – Pacific Northwest College of Art
48. Minnesota – Crown College
One of the only good things about Crown College is the 57.1% graduation rate. Now for the bad news: students leave with $31,720 and the median earnings six years post-graduation is $35,100.
47. Massachusetts – Montserrat College of Art
46. Hawaii – Chaminade University of Honolulu
45. Connecticut – Mitchell College
44. Rhode Island – Rhode Island College
43. Utah – Stevens Henager College-Ogden
42. Wisconsin – Herzing University-Madison
41. Kansas – Sterling College
40. North Dakota – Mayville State University
39. Arkansas – Philander Smith College
38. Nebraska – Peru State College
37. Vermont – Johnson State College
36. New Hampshire – New England College
35. California – California College San Diego
34. Kentucky – Lindsey Wilson College
Lindsey Wilson is part of the low-graduation-squad at 34.2%, which is pretty bad since the price is over market. The average student loan debt is $20,536 with a default rate of 9.6%. Worst of all, it’s going up.
33. South Dakota – Black Hills State University
Black Hills State University pretty expensive, costing in-state students $18,723 annually. The university also has a low graduation rate of 33.2%. Of those students, only 13% actually graduate on time.
32. New Jersey – Bloomfield College
31. Iowa – Waldorf University
30. Alaska – University of Alaska Anchorage
Alaska doesn’t have many options, and most of them are good. The University of Alaska Anchorage just falls behind in a few areas. First of all, its price is over market based on other universities in the state.
29. Delaware – Wesley College
28. South Carolina – Benedict College
27. Idaho – Lewis-Clark State College
26. Mississippi – Mississippi Valley State University
25. New York – College of New Rochelle
College of New Rochelle has topped the charts as being one of the worst universities in the nation, so it naturally made the list of worst in New York. The only beneficial thing about this college is the average starting salary of $40,000.