Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- California -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s California 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 - California -

Trident University International tops our California list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. 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 79 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $9,000 to $52,283 (in-state from $6,900 to $52,283). Acceptance rates range from 17.3% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,030 to 1,440 and average salaries of graduates range from $43,000 to $88,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Trident University InternationalCypress, California$9,000
2University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles, California$52,283
3California Baptist UniversityRiverside, California$31,372
4Ashford UniversitySan Diego, California$11,032
5University of California - Los AngelesLos Angeles, California$12,920 / $39,602
6Azusa Pacific UniversityAzusa, California$36,120
7The Master's College and SeminarySanta Clarita, California$31,970
8California State University - SacramentoSacramento, California$6,900 / $18,060
9California Lutheran UniversityThousand Oaks, California$39,793
10University of RedlandsRedlands, California$46,570
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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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