Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Tennessee -

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

Vanderbilt University tops our Tennessee list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Vanderbilt charges tuition and fees of $44,712. The college has an acceptance rate of 13.1%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,540. The average salary for recent graduates is $91,000.

The total ranking includes 21 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $20,615 to $44,712 (in-state from $7,501 to $44,712). Acceptance rates range from 13.1% to 91.7%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,040 to 1,540 and average salaries of graduates range from $55,000 to $91,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, Tennessee$44,712
2University of MemphisMemphis, Tennessee$8,903 / $20,615
3Union UniversityJackson, Tennessee$29,190
4Lipscomb UniversityNashville, Tennessee$28,624
5The University of TennesseeKnoxville, Tennessee$11,948 / $30,368
6Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, Tennessee$7,501 / $22,333
7King CollegeBristol, Tennessee$26,480
8East Tennessee State UniversityJohnson City, Tennessee$8,153 / $24,977
9The University of Tennessee - MartinMartin, Tennessee$8,326 / $22,270
10Belmont UniversityNashville, Tennessee$30,000
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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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