The overwhelming majority of soon-to-be college students indicate that they head to college to guarantee higher earnings in the future. To find out which schools are worst at offering a well-paid future for relatively less tuition, The Daily Beast first limited the universe of schools to only those that graduate at least 75% of students within six years. Our thinking: a degree is not valuable if you don’t get it, and schools that don’t have a good track record of graduating students aren’t offering a reliable return on a student’s investment regardless of cost or potential future earnings. We then calculated a net price based on the percent of students who graduate within four, five, and six years to create an average net price for all students who graduated within six years; this figure was worth a third of the final ranking. The last two-thirds of the ranking was devoted to starting and mid-career salary of graduates, according to Payscale.com.