Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Middle Atlantic -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Middle Atlantic 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 - Middle Atlantic -

Excelsior College tops our Middle Atlantic list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Excelsior College charges tuition and fees of $12,240. The college has an acceptance rate of 100.0%. The average salary for recent graduates is $77,000.

The total ranking includes 182 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $12,240 to $51,030 (in-state from $9,408 to $51,030). Acceptance rates range from 17.2% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,000 to 1,460 and average salaries of graduates range from $57,000 to $96,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Excelsior CollegeAlbany, New York$12,240
2Pennsylvania State University - Main CampusUniversity Park, Pennsylvania$17,900 / $32,382
3Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Brunswick, New Jersey$14,372 / $30,023
4George Washington UniversityWashington, District of Columbia$49,783
5Duquesne UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$35,062
6Georgetown UniversityWashington, District of Columbia$50,547
7Misericordia UniversityDallas, Pennsylvania$30,740
8Towson UniversityTowson, Maryland$9,408 / $21,076
9Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania$51,030
10California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, Pennsylvania$10,339 / $14,673
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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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