Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- San Diego, Carlsbad (CA) -

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.

Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students - San Diego, Carlsbad (CA) -

Ashford University tops our San Diego, Carlsbad (CA) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Ashford University charges tuition and fees of $11,248. 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 $11,248 to $47,708 (in-state from $7,460 to $47,708). Acceptance rates range from 34.6% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,040 to 1,370 and average salaries of graduates range from $43,000 to $87,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Ashford UniversitySan Diego, California$11,248
2National UniversityLa Jolla, California$13,032
3Alliant International UniversitySan Diego, California$15,342
4San Diego State UniversitySan Diego, California$7,460 / $19,340
5University of California - San DiegoLa Jolla, California$14,018 / $42,032
6University of San DiegoSan Diego, California$47,708
7Point Loma Nazarene UniversitySan Diego, California$34,600
8California State University - San MarcosSan Marcos, California$7,653 / $19,533
9San Diego Christian CollegeSantee, California$22,094
10Northcentral UniversitySan Diego, California$11,930
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Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students 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 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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