Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- North Carolina -

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

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tops our North Carolina list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. UNC Chapel Hill charges tuition and fees of $33,673 ($8,591 for North Carolina residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 28.5%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,380. The average salary for recent graduates is $77,000.

The total ranking includes 31 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $16,493 to $49,241 (in-state from $4,885 to $49,241). Acceptance rates range from 11.4% to 64.1%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 970 to 1,500 and average salaries of graduates range from $56,000 to $97,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, North Carolina$8,591 / $33,673
2Fayetteville State UniversityFayetteville, North Carolina$4,885 / $16,493
3Duke UniversityDurham, North Carolina$49,241
4North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleigh, North Carolina$8,581 / $24,932
5Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, North Carolina$47,682
6North Carolina Central UniversityDurham, North Carolina$5,755 / $17,793
7Appalachian State UniversityBoone, North Carolina$6,852 / $20,677
8Western Carolina UniversityCullowhee, North Carolina$6,623 / $17,016
9University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotte, North Carolina$6,532 / $19,703
10North Carolina A & T State UniversityGreensboro, North Carolina$5,972 / $18,732
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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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