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 $52,300 (in-state from $9,694 to $52,300). Acceptance rates range from 16.8% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,000 to 1,470 and average salaries of graduates range from $57,000 to $96,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Excelsior CollegeAlbany, New York$12,240
2Georgetown UniversityWashington, District of Columbia$52,300
3Drexel UniversityPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania$52,002
4Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Brunswick, New Jersey$14,638 / $30,579
5Duquesne UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$36,394
6George Washington UniversityWashington, District of Columbia$51,346
7Pennsylvania State University - Main CampusUniversity Park, Pennsylvania$18,436 / $33,664
8Misericordia UniversityDallas, Pennsylvania$31,660
9California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, Pennsylvania$10,840 / $15,326
10Towson UniversityTowson, Maryland$9,694 / $22,140
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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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