(1.) Mississippi Valley State University
After looking at the five best value colleges in the northern region of the country we find the worst value college is in the South: Itta Bena, Mississippi. There are fewer than 2,000 students in attendance. Top programs include education and homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting, and related protective services.
Since we’re in the worst segment of the list, a low return on investment is expected but a negative number is flat out alarming.
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- 20-year return: -$174,800
- Average loan amount: $28,200
- Years to graduate: 5
- Graduation rate: 31 percent
- 4-year cost: $75,700
This article by Gideon Grudo was originally published on Debt.com.