Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia (NC,SC) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia (NC,SC) 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 - Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia (NC,SC) -

University of North Carolina at Charlotte tops our Charlotte, Concord, Gastonia (NC,SC) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. UNC Charlotte charges tuition and fees of $19,934 ($6,763 for North Carolina residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 63.3%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,170. The average salary for recent graduates is $64,000.

The total ranking includes 5 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $18,500 to $48,376 (in-state from $6,763 to $48,376). Acceptance rates range from 22.1% to 69.8%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,100 to 1,410 and average salaries of graduates range from $49,000 to $71,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotte, North Carolina$6,763 / $19,934
2Davidson CollegeDavidson, North Carolina$48,376
3Belmont Abbey CollegeBelmont, North Carolina$18,500
4Wingate UniversityWingate, North Carolina$29,170
5Winthrop UniversityRock Hill, South Carolina$14,810 / $28,390

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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