Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward (CA) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward (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 Francisco, Oakland, Hayward (CA) -

Golden Gate University - San Francisco tops our San Francisco, Oakland, Hayward (CA) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Golden Gate University - San Francisco charges tuition and fees of $16,095.

The total ranking includes 11 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $16,095 to $46,250 (in-state from $6,834 to $46,250). Acceptance rates range from 16.9% to 96.7%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 990 to 1,460 and average salaries of graduates range from $69,000 to $92,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Golden Gate University - San FranciscoSan Francisco, California$16,095
2California State University - East BayHayward, California$6,834 / $18,714
3San Francisco State UniversitySan Francisco, California$7,254 / $19,134
4John F Kennedy UniversityPleasant Hill, California$23,628
5University of San FranciscoSan Francisco, California$46,250
6University of California - BerkeleyBerkeley, California$14,170 / $42,184
7California Institute of Integral StudiesSan Francisco, California$19,969
8Notre Dame de Namur UniversityBelmont, California$34,196
9Mills CollegeOakland, California$46,236
10Dominican University of CaliforniaSan Rafael, California$44,690
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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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