Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s New Orleans, Metairie (LA) 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.
University of New Orleans tops our New Orleans, Metairie (LA) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. University of New Orleans charges tuition and fees of $22,301 ($8,484 for Louisiana residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 57.7%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,150. The average salary for recent graduates is $67,000.
The total ranking includes 5 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $12,450 to $51,010 (in-state from $6,421 to $51,010). Acceptance rates range from 21.4% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 830 to 1,390 and average salaries of graduates range from $67,000 to $77,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||University of New Orleans||New Orleans, Louisiana||$8,484 / $22,301|
|2||Tulane University of Louisiana||New Orleans, Louisiana||$51,010|
|3||Our Lady of Holy Cross College||New Orleans, Louisiana||$12,450|
|4||Southern University at New Orleans||New Orleans, Louisiana||$6,421 / $15,322|
|5||Dillard University||New Orleans, Louisiana||$17,070|
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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