Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Boston, Cambridge, Newton (MA,NH) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Boston, Cambridge, Newton (MA,NH) 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 - Boston, Cambridge, Newton (MA,NH) -

Simmons College tops our Boston, Cambridge, Newton (MA,NH) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Simmons charges tuition and fees of $39,610. The college has an acceptance rate of 60.4%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,290. The average salary for recent graduates is $68,000.

The total ranking includes 22 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $16,000 to $52,082 (in-state from $9,920 to $52,082). Acceptance rates range from 25.1% to 91.9%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,120 to 1,490 and average salaries of graduates range from $65,000 to $91,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Simmons CollegeBoston, Massachusetts$39,610
2Bentley UniversityWaltham, Massachusetts$48,000
3Wentworth Institute of TechnologyBoston, Massachusetts$34,977
4University of New Hampshire - Main CampusDurham, New Hampshire$18,067 / $32,637
5Salem State UniversitySalem, Massachusetts$10,278 / $16,706
6Framingham State UniversityFramingham, Massachusetts$9,920 / $16,000
7Boston UniversityBoston, Massachusetts$52,082
8Northeastern UniversityBoston, Massachusetts$49,497
9Suffolk UniversityBoston, Massachusetts$37,270
10Lesley UniversityCambridge, Massachusetts$26,675
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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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