Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- 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 Returning Adults 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 Returning Adults - Chicago, Naperville, Elgin (IL,IN,WI) -

National - Louis University tops our Chicago, Naperville, Elgin (IL,IN,WI) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. National - Louis University charges tuition and fees of $12,846. The college has an acceptance rate of 81.5%. The average salary for recent graduates is $70,000.

The total ranking includes 30 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $10,965 to $52,491 (in-state from $7,367 to $52,491). Acceptance rates range from 8.4% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,040 to 1,540 and average salaries of graduates range from $56,000 to $83,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1National - Louis UniversityChicago, Illinois$12,846
2DePaul UniversityChicago, Illinois$37,626
3Northwestern UniversityEvanston, Illinois$50,855
4University of St FrancisJoliet, Illinois$30,840
5University of ChicagoChicago, Illinois$52,491
6American InterContinental University - OnlineSchaumburg, Illinois$10,965
7Governors State UniversityUniversity Park, Illinois$10,516 / $18,676
8North Park UniversityChicago, Illinois$27,210
9University of Wisconsin - ParksideKenosha, Wisconsin$7,367 / $15,356
10University of Illinois at ChicagoChicago, Illinois$14,776 / $25,062
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Best Colleges For Returning Adults 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 Returning Adults 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 Returning Adults Methodology for more information.

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