Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Michigan -

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

Michigan State University tops our Michigan list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Michigan State charges tuition and fees of $40,024 ($15,375 for Michigan residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 65.7%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,200. The average salary for recent graduates is $71,000.

The total ranking includes 32 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $14,699 to $49,142 (in-state from $11,564 to $28,436). Acceptance rates range from 28.6% to 82.3%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,090 to 1,460 and average salaries of graduates range from $54,000 to $83,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Michigan State UniversityEast Lansing, Michigan$15,375 / $40,024
2University of Michigan - Ann ArborAnn Arbor, Michigan$15,761 / $49,142
3Madonna UniversityLivonia, Michigan$20,700
4Siena Heights UniversityAdrian, Michigan$25,932
5Ferris State UniversityBig Rapids, Michigan$11,564 / $18,570
6Michigan Technological UniversityHoughton, Michigan$16,189 / $33,961
7Central Michigan UniversityMount Pleasant, Michigan$12,093 / $22,881
8Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, Michigan$11,943 / $14,699
9Grand Valley State UniversityAllendale, Michigan$12,306 / $17,376
10Andrews UniversityBerrien Springs, Michigan$28,436
View the Full List of 32

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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