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.
Michigan State University tops our Michigan list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Michigan State charges tuition and fees of $38,486 ($14,880 for Michigan residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 66.3%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,190. The average salary for recent graduates is $71,000.
The total ranking includes 32 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $16,704 to $47,004 (in-state from $11,144 to $27,684). Acceptance rates range from 26.3% to 82.4%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,050 to 1,450 and average salaries of graduates range from $54,000 to $83,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||Michigan State University||East Lansing, Michigan||$14,880 / $38,486|
|2||University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||Ann Arbor, Michigan||$15,310 / $47,004|
|3||Siena Heights University||Adrian, Michigan||$24,856|
|4||Ferris State University||Big Rapids, Michigan||$11,144 / $17,910|
|5||Michigan Technological University||Houghton, Michigan||$15,602 / $32,537|
|6||Madonna University||Livonia, Michigan||$19,500|
|7||Central Michigan University||Mount Pleasant, Michigan||$11,745 / $22,881|
|8||Western Michigan University||Kalamazoo, Michigan||$11,493 / $26,851|
|9||Grand Valley State University||Allendale, Michigan||$11,832 / $16,704|
|10||Andrews University||Berrien Springs, Michigan||$27,684|
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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