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19 Islands You Can Buy For Less Than A College Degree

A piece of paper or a private island. Your choice!

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DID YOU KNOW the price for one year at a private university in the U.S. is about $34,000 nowadays? Multiply that number by four and you get $136,000. That's $136,000 for a degree from a private university.


2. Echo Island, Canada, $125,000

From the listing: "This island has a small cabin located on it that is wired for electricity. There are panoramic views of the lake. Truly a slice of paradise that will be yours to revel in."


9. La Cornelia Island, Nicaragua, $90,000

From the listing: "This beautiful island which is part of Las Isletas de Granada in Granada, Nicaragua is endowed with numerous palm trees and mango trees as well as other fruits trees. Electricity is already sourced to the island. Although the land is undeveloped, development is allowed if the new owner so desires."

From the listing: "There are two cabins on the island, one which is fully move in ready and the second which is 75% finished. The completed cabin is self sufficient with solar power and generator, running water, electric baseboard heating, open floor plan, new carpet, shed, swing set, gazebo, and surveillance system."


12. Little Rocky Island, Canada, $74,840

From the listing: "Little Rocky Island is home to a picturesque natural beach. The eastern point of the island lends itself perfectly to construction, offering the perfect location for a quaint island cottage with unhindered views of the Atlantic Ocean below."

From the listing: "Bedecked with an array of coves and natural beaches which give way to dense woodland, this island for sale forms the perfect retreat for nature lovers and fans of the quiet life at the Atlantic coast. At low-tide, the island is connected to a nearby mainland peninsula."


15. Forbes Island, Canada, $57,265

From the listing: "Forbes Island is a beautifully wooded private island, tucked away in Mushpauk Lake. Despite being situated deep in the midst of unspoiled nature, the island promises excellent accessibility and a closer than expected proximity to the conveniences and amenities of civilization. "

17. Naomi Island, New York, USA, $99,000

From the listing: "This nicely wooded island with some clear areas in the Hudson River region lies halfway between New York City and Albany. The island can be easily reached by boat from the banks of the mainland. Old camp facilities still exist but would need to be replaced."


18. Krotterroy Island, Norway, $91,316

From the listing: "This coastal island is located within the charming rural surroundings of the Norwegian coast. Apart from spring tide, the island could be accessed by foot via neighboring lands."

19. Mannion Island, Ireland, $161,145

From the listing: "The island is home to a natural spring, and fertile land (covering approximately 60% of the island’s surface area). Towards the east of the island, Mannion boasts a sheltered cove allowing for all-year-access."