9 Worst Colleges in America

1 Shaw University (North Carolina)

Future prospects and faculty are what make a university education attractive. Despite being one of the oldest universities, Shaw University fares terribly on both counts. Dismal prospects can be seen with the terrible Return On Investment, which is at negative 110,000. For perspective, a four-year education at Shaw can cost you $111,000, while the median starting salary is just $37,800. The faculty are equally unimpressive, rated at 2.1 out of 5, with the common theme among reviews being “Shaw University is a terrible institution.”