Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- South Carolina -

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

Presbyterian College tops our South Carolina list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Presbyterian College charges tuition and fees of $36,130. The college has an acceptance rate of 53.7%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,160. The average salary for recent graduates is $71,000.

The total ranking includes 16 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $19,856 to $46,012 (in-state from $10,088 to $46,012). Acceptance rates range from 51.5% to 84.5%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 900 to 1,310 and average salaries of graduates range from $58,000 to $74,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Presbyterian CollegeClinton, South Carolina$36,130
2Clemson UniversityClemson, South Carolina$13,882 / $32,800
3Limestone CollegeGaffney, South Carolina$23,900
4University of South Carolina - ColumbiaColumbia, South Carolina$11,482 / $30,298
5South Carolina State UniversityOrangeburg, South Carolina$10,088 / $19,856
6Citadel Military College of South CarolinaCharleston, South Carolina$11,364 / $31,780
7Lander UniversityGreenwood, South Carolina$10,752 / $20,370
8Furman UniversityGreenville, South Carolina$46,012
9Coastal Carolina UniversityConway, South Carolina$10,530 / $24,320
10Charleston Southern UniversityCharleston, South Carolina$23,440
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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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