Well...this is depressing. Start Class has created a list of the twenty-five colleges with alumni who make less than the average high school graduate.
Remember that this is only on average and does not mean that these schools are horrible. But, the statistics show that only three of these schools have tuitions that are lower than the median annual salary of an alumni six years after graduation. Going to these schools can equate to a lot of debt.
The median earnings for different education levels are as follows:
Bachelor's degree: $48,500
Associate's degree: $37,500
High school completion: $30,000
Less than high school completion: $23,900
And now for a very sad countdown of schools with the poorest alumni:
For anyone who goes to one of these schools, don't fret. There are plenty of options. If you love your school, enjoy the four years and deal with figuring out the specifics of your career later. If the possible amount of debt worries you, maybe considering transferring to another school you like. No matter the reputation of the school, just do what makes you happy.
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