Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim (CA) 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.
Trident University International tops our Los Angeles, Long Beach, Anaheim (CA) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Trident University International charges tuition and fees of $9,000. The college has an acceptance rate of 96.2%. The average salary for recent graduates is $65,000.
The total ranking includes 28 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $9,000 to $52,283 (in-state from $6,460 to $52,283). Acceptance rates range from 17.3% to 96.2%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,010 to 1,440 and average salaries of graduates range from $65,000 to $88,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||Trident University International||Cypress, California||$9,000|
|2||University of Southern California||Los Angeles, California||$52,283|
|3||University of California - Los Angeles||Los Angeles, California||$12,920 / $39,602|
|4||Azusa Pacific University||Azusa, California||$36,120|
|5||The Master's College and Seminary||Santa Clarita, California||$31,970|
|6||California State University - Fullerton||Fullerton, California||$6,560 / $17,720|
|7||University of California - Irvine||Irvine, California||$13,360 / $40,042|
|8||California State University - Long Beach||Long Beach, California||$6,460 / $17,620|
|9||Mount St Mary's College||Los Angeles, California||$37,722|
|10||Loyola Marymount University||Los Angeles, California||$44,230|
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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