Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach (FL) 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.
Florida International University tops our Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach (FL) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. FIU charges tuition and fees of $18,954 ($6,556 for Florida residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 50.1%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,190. The average salary for recent graduates is $67,000.
The total ranking includes 14 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $8,952 to $48,484 (in-state from $2,830 to $48,484). Acceptance rates range from 37.7% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,010 to 1,360 and average salaries of graduates range from $62,000 to $69,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||Florida International University||Miami, Florida||$6,556 / $18,954|
|2||University of Miami||Coral Gables, Florida||$48,484|
|3||Florida Atlantic University||Boca Raton, Florida||$4,831 / $17,276|
|4||Barry University||Miami, Florida||$30,014|
|5||Keiser University - Ft Lauderdale||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||$19,224|
|6||Lynn University||Boca Raton, Florida||$37,510|
|7||Palm Beach Atlantic University - West Palm Beach||West Palm Beach, Florida||$29,950|
|8||Nova Southeastern University||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||$29,880|
|9||Saint Thomas University||Miami Gardens, Florida||$29,730|
|10||Broward College||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||$2,830 / $8,952|
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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