Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Charleston (WV) 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.
West Virginia State University tops our Charleston (WV) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. West Virginia State University charges tuition and fees of $15,572 ($6,662 for West Virginia residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 41.4%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 960. The average salary for recent graduates is $57,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||West Virginia State University||Institute, West Virginia||$6,662 / $15,572|
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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