Special Report

Most Expensive Colleges That Pay Off the Least

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45. Southern New Hampshire University
> Location: Manchester, NH
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $45,400
> Average annual cost of attendance: $40,617
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 89.5%

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44. Erskine College
> Location: Due West, SC
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $37,400
> Average annual cost of attendance: $33,799
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 90.4%

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43. Rhode Island School of Design
> Location: Providence, RI
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $51,100
> Average annual cost of attendance: $46,277
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 90.6%

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42. The New School
> Location: New York, NY
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $44,500
> Average annual cost of attendance: $40,819
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 91.7%

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41. Columbia College Chicago
> Location: Chicago, IL
> Median earnings 10 yrs. after entry: $34,400
> Average annual cost of attendance: $31,597
> Attendance cost as a share of median earnings: 91.9%

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