Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Boston, Cambridge, Newton (MA,NH) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Boston, Cambridge, Newton (MA,NH) 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 - Boston, Cambridge, Newton (MA,NH) -

Harvard University tops our Boston, Cambridge, Newton (MA,NH) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Harvard charges tuition and fees of $45,278. The college has an acceptance rate of 6.0%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,540. The average salary for recent graduates is $113,000.

The total ranking includes 24 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $14,780 to $50,604 (in-state from $8,700 to $50,604). Acceptance rates range from 6.0% to 70.8%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,060 to 1,540 and average salaries of graduates range from $66,000 to $113,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Harvard UniversityCambridge, Massachusetts$45,278
2Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridge, Massachusetts$46,704
3University of Massachusetts - BostonBoston, Massachusetts$12,682 / $29,920
4Framingham State UniversityFramingham, Massachusetts$8,700 / $14,780
5Salem State UniversitySalem, Massachusetts$9,246 / $15,508
6Tufts UniversityMedford, Massachusetts$50,604
7University of Massachusetts - LowellLowell, Massachusetts$13,427 / $29,125
8Bentley UniversityWaltham, Massachusetts$44,085
9Babson CollegeWellesley, Massachusetts$46,784
10Simmons CollegeBoston, Massachusetts$37,380
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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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