Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Wisconsin -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Wisconsin Ranking of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults was designed to specifically address the unique concerns of students who fall outside the "norm" of first-time, full-time degree seekers under the age of 24.

Best Colleges For Returning Adults - Wisconsin -

University of Wisconsin - Madison tops our Wisconsin list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Wisconsin charges tuition and fees of $29,665 ($10,415 for Wisconsin residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 56.9%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,350. The average salary for recent graduates is $77,000.

The total ranking includes 22 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $15,060 to $29,665 (in-state from $7,341 to $27,540). Acceptance rates range from 56.9% to 90.8%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,030 to 1,350 and average salaries of graduates range from $48,000 to $77,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1University of Wisconsin - MadisonMadison, Wisconsin$10,415 / $29,665
2University of Wisconsin - StoutMenomonie, Wisconsin$9,203 / $16,949
3University of Wisconsin - Green BayGreen Bay, Wisconsin$7,824 / $15,397
4University of Wisconsin - WhitewaterWhitewater, Wisconsin$7,637 / $15,710
5University of Wisconsin - ParksideKenosha, Wisconsin$7,341 / $15,330
6Cardinal Stritch UniversityMilwaukee, Wisconsin$27,540
7Viterbo UniversityLa Crosse, Wisconsin$25,050
8University of Wisconsin - OshkoshOshkosh, Wisconsin$7,487 / $15,060
9University of Wisconsin - Stevens PointStevens Point, Wisconsin$7,672 / $15,939
10University of Wisconsin - MilwaukeeMilwaukee, Wisconsin$9,429 / $19,603
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Best Colleges For Returning Adults Methodology Overview

A non-traditional student could be a working adult going back to school, a parent, or another student who needs to take part-time classes due to other responsibilities. Our Rankings for Returning Adults were developed based on the premise that these students are looking for flexible learning options, as well as high-quality outcomes for graduates. Thus our rankings emphasize colleges that offer the ability to take online courses and other factors that are important to older students. Within the mix, you’ll find traditional schools that offer online programs, as well as accredited online colleges that provide the best outcomes for students. Read our full Best Colleges For Returning Adults Methodology for more information.

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