Worst Colleges in America by State

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Flint has had troubles, and Baker College is also struggling. Only 21.1% of students graduate, and when they do, they leave with $22,852 in debt. That can be pretty hard to pay off as Niche reports the median salary six years after graduation is just $27,200. 

Michigan – Baker College in Flint

This coupled with the fact that Flint has had its share of troubles, the default rate on student loans sits at 16% and on the rise. The only good news we can report is that 82% are employed two years after graduation. 

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Did you know...

  • Finland has some of the highest performing schools in the world. They often lead world rankings in education. Even so, primary school isn't compulsory until the age of seven. There are no national tests, no rankings, no inspections, and very few private schools. Finish students also report some of the highest satisfaction levels and lowest anxiety levels.
  • Among industrialized countries, French students are at school the least! A normal school week is 4.5 days, compared to 5 on average. It's common to take a mid-week break by having Wednesdays off. Typically, they are in school 162 days a year, compared to 185 on average for everyone else.
  • The oldest continually operating higher ed institution in the world is the University of al-Qarawiyyin. It was established in Fez, Morocco, in the year 859. That makes it over 1,160 years old! It was founded by a woman, Fatima al-Fihri, and became one of the leading spiritual and educational centers in the Muslim world. It joined the modern Morocco university system in 1963.
  • The City Montessori School in Lucknow, India, is the school with the largest student body. It has a whopping enrollment of over 55,500 students. Students in China, meanwhile, spend an average of three hours a night on primary and secondary school homework. Head north to Finland and students have on average only three hours of homework a week!
  • Boston has the highest concentration of higher ed institutions in the nation. There are over 100 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area. It also has seven R1 "very high research activity" universities: Harvard, MIT, Boston University, Brandeis, Boston College, Northeastern, and Tufts. This R1 concentration, too, is a record.