Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Rocky Mountains -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Rocky Mountains 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 - Rocky Mountains -

Regis University tops our Rocky Mountains list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Regis U charges tuition and fees of $33,710. The college has an acceptance rate of 96.0%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,140. The average salary for recent graduates is $71,000.

The total ranking includes 31 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $5,150 to $44,178 (in-state from $4,178 to $44,178). Acceptance rates range from 47.0% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,120 to 1,320 and average salaries of graduates range from $57,000 to $81,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Regis UniversityDenver, Colorado$33,710
2Western Governors UniversitySalt Lake City, Utah$6,070
3University of WyomingLaramie, Wyoming$4,178 / $12,770
4University of UtahSalt Lake City, Utah$8,197 / $26,022
5University of Colorado at Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, Colorado$7,692 / $17,988
6Metropolitan State College of DenverDenver, Colorado$6,420 / $20,057
7University of DenverDenver, Colorado$44,178
8Idaho State UniversityPocatello, Idaho$6,784 / $20,182
9University of Colorado DenverDenver, Colorado$8,692 / $23,704
10Brigham Young University - ProvoProvo, Utah$5,150
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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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