Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- New Jersey -

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

Rutgers University - New Brunswick tops our New Jersey list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Rutgers New Brunswick charges tuition and fees of $30,023 ($14,372 for New Jersey residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 58.4%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,300. The average salary for recent graduates is $85,000.

The total ranking includes 20 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $9,352 to $39,820 (in-state from $6,350 to $39,820). Acceptance rates range from 48.7% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 890 to 1,300 and average salaries of graduates range from $56,000 to $85,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Brunswick, New Jersey$14,372 / $30,023
2Rowan UniversityGlassboro, New Jersey$13,108 / $21,378
3Thomas Edison State UniversityTrenton, New Jersey$6,350 / $9,352
4College of Saint ElizabethMorristown, New Jersey$32,282
5Ramapo College of New JerseyMahwah, New Jersey$13,870 / $22,870
6Rider UniversityLawrenceville, New Jersey$39,820
7Kean UniversityUnion, New Jersey$11,870 / $18,637
8Georgian Court UniversityLakewood, New Jersey$31,618
9The College of New JerseyEwing, New Jersey$15,794 / $26,971
10Montclair State UniversityMontclair, New Jersey$12,116 / $20,007
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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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