Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Florida 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.
St Petersburg College tops our Florida list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. St Petersburg College charges tuition and fees of $11,667 ($3,385 for Florida residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 100.0%. The average salary for recent graduates is $71,000.
The total ranking includes 27 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $9,661 to $28,800 (in-state from $2,834 to $28,800). Acceptance rates range from 44.6% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,020 to 1,320 and average salaries of graduates range from $60,000 to $72,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||St Petersburg College||Clearwater, Florida||$3,385 / $11,667|
|2||University of Florida||Gainesville, Florida||$6,381 / $28,659|
|3||Saint Leo University||Saint Leo, Florida||$21,130|
|4||Florida International University||Miami, Florida||$6,556 / $18,954|
|5||Miami Dade College||Miami, Florida||$2,834 / $9,661|
|6||Nova Southeastern University||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||$28,736|
|7||Barry University||Miami, Florida||$28,800|
|8||University of South Florida - Main Campus||Tampa, Florida||$6,410 / $17,324|
|9||University of Central Florida||Orlando, Florida||$6,368 / $22,467|
|10||Florida Atlantic University||Boca Raton, Florida||$4,831 / $17,276|
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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