Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s San Diego, Carlsbad (CA) Ranking of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students 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.
Ashford University tops our San Diego, Carlsbad (CA) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Ashford University charges tuition and fees of $11,032. The college has an acceptance rate of 100.0%. The average salary for recent graduates is $43,000.
The total ranking includes 12 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $11,032 to $46,140 (in-state from $7,084 to $46,140). Acceptance rates range from 33.7% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,010 to 1,400 and average salaries of graduates range from $43,000 to $87,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||Ashford University||San Diego, California||$11,032|
|2||National University||La Jolla, California||$13,016|
|3||Alliant International University||San Diego, California||$18,983|
|4||University of California - San Diego||La Jolla, California||$13,645 / $40,327|
|5||San Diego State University||San Diego, California||$7,084 / $18,244|
|6||University of San Diego||San Diego, California||$46,140|
|7||Point Loma Nazarene University||San Diego, California||$33,500|
|8||California State University - San Marcos||San Marcos, California||$7,383 / $18,543|
|9||San Diego Christian College||Santee, California||$21,650|
|10||Northcentral University||San Diego, California||$11,618|
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 non-traditional students 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 Non-Traditional Students Methodology for more information.
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