Special Report

Most Expensive Colleges That Pay Off the Least

Samuel Stebbins

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50. Watkins College of Art Design & Film
> Location: Nashville, TN
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $36,500
> Average annual cost of attendance: $31,401
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 86.0%

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49. Marymount Manhattan College
> Location: New York, NY
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $41,400
> Average annual cost of attendance: $36,086
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 87.2%

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48. Sierra Nevada College
> Location: Incline Village, NV
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $42,100
> Average annual cost of attendance: $37,264
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 88.5%

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47. Cleveland Institute of Music
> Location: Cleveland, OH
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $40,100
> Average annual cost of attendance: $35,603
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 88.8%

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46. Lynn University
> Location: Boca Raton, FL
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $39,300
> Average annual cost of attendance: $35,077
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 89.3%