Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Illinois -

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

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign tops our Illinois list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. UIUC charges tuition and fees of $34,011 ($17,184 for Illinois residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 65.6%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,420. The average salary for recent graduates is $85,000.

The total ranking includes 50 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $12,846 to $37,626 (in-state from $11,501 to $37,626). Acceptance rates range from 50.5% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,070 to 1,420 and average salaries of graduates range from $58,000 to $85,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1University of Illinois at Urbana - ChampaignChampaign, Illinois$17,184 / $34,011
2National - Louis UniversityChicago, Illinois$12,846
3University of St FrancisJoliet, Illinois$30,840
4Illinois State UniversityNormal, Illinois$12,013 / $16,637
5University of Illinois at SpringfieldSpringfield, Illinois$11,501 / $18,188
6Aurora UniversityAurora, Illinois$22,830
7Benedictine UniversityLisle, Illinois$31,466
8DePaul UniversityChicago, Illinois$37,626
9Lewis UniversityRomeoville, Illinois$30,050
10University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, Illinois$14,776 / $25,062
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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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