College 2 Hours From Poughkeepsie Makes List of Worst in Nation
One university just a couple of hours south of the Hudson Valley is said to be one of the worst in the country. Is it really?
Things have changed pretty dramatically in the last 50 years or so. When my dad graduated from high school, I don't think the thought of college ever entered his mind. He started working for a small masonry company and decided to become an apprentice before he was even 18 years old. Now we're all programmed early on to believe that college is the next step after high school.
In many cases, that would be accurate. There are many jobs that require higher education. New York is a big state and there are just over 200 universities here. If you are going to attend college in New York State then you should know which ones are the best and which ones you may want to avoid. I personally don't have an opinion about this school, but this one did make a shortlist of some of the worst schools for your money.
According to Moneywise, CUNY Medgar Evers College is one of the worst colleges for your money.
Full-time students at this college pay just under $3,500 per semester. That's around $620 per credit hour. Moneywise found that the average median annual salary for graduating students is around $35,900. That's about $30,000 less than the rest of the state's average.
However, they did find that the cost of tuition at CUNY Medgar Evers College is very affordable, and the average student loan debt is just over $13,000 after graduation.
Here are some Hudson Valley tuition rates.