Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Chicago, Naperville, Elgin (IL,IN,WI) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Chicago, Naperville, Elgin (IL,IN,WI) 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 - Chicago, Naperville, Elgin (IL,IN,WI) -

National - Louis University tops our Chicago, Naperville, Elgin (IL,IN,WI) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. National - Louis University charges tuition and fees of $12,186. The college has an acceptance rate of 76.4%. The average salary for recent graduates is $70,000.

The total ranking includes 32 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $12,186 to $42,828 (in-state from $12,186 to $42,828). Acceptance rates range from 49.2% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,030 to 1,220 and average salaries of graduates range from $62,000 to $78,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1National - Louis UniversityChicago, Illinois$12,186
2University of St FrancisJoliet, Illinois$31,470
3Aurora UniversityAurora, Illinois$23,520
4Lewis UniversityRomeoville, Illinois$31,250
5Benedictine UniversityLisle, Illinois$32,739
6DePaul UniversityChicago, Illinois$39,010
7University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, Illinois$15,027 / $25,430
8Elmhurst CollegeElmhurst, Illinois$36,370
9North Park UniversityChicago, Illinois$28,620
10Loyola University - ChicagoChicago, Illinois$42,828
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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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