Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Louisiana -

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

Northwestern State University of Louisiana tops our Louisiana list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Northwestern State University of Louisiana charges tuition and fees of $18,264 ($7,476 for Louisiana residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 73.0%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,070.

The total ranking includes 14 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $16,222 to $49,638 (in-state from $7,063 to $49,638). Acceptance rates range from 28.0% to 88.4%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 940 to 1,380 and average salaries of graduates range from $52,000 to $77,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches, Louisiana$7,476 / $18,264
2University of New OrleansNew Orleans, Louisiana$8,004 / $21,821
3McNeese State UniversityLake Charles, Louisiana$7,289 / $18,364
4Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeBaton Rouge, Louisiana$9,714 / $26,877
5Tulane University of LouisianaNew Orleans, Louisiana$49,638
6Louisiana Tech UniversityRuston, Louisiana$8,854 / $25,852
7University of Louisiana - LafayetteLafayette, Louisiana$8,256 / $21,984
8University of Louisiana - MonroeMonroe, Louisiana$7,658 / $19,758
9Grambling State UniversityGrambling, Louisiana$7,063 / $16,222
10Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux, Louisiana$7,348 / $18,279
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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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