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 $30,579 ($14,638 for New Jersey residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 57.8%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,360. The average salary for recent graduates is $85,000.

The total ranking includes 22 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $9,820 to $41,310 (in-state from $7,300 to $41,310). Acceptance rates range from 47.5% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,060 to 1,360 and average salaries of graduates range from $64,000 to $96,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Brunswick, New Jersey$14,638 / $30,579
2Rowan UniversityGlassboro, New Jersey$13,422 / $21,890
3The College of New JerseyEwing, New Jersey$16,149 / $27,578
4Centenary UniversityHackettstown, New Jersey$32,580
5Thomas Edison State UniversityTrenton, New Jersey$7,300 / $9,820
6Kean UniversityUnion, New Jersey$12,107 / $19,009
7New Jersey Institute of TechnologyNewark, New Jersey$16,898 / $31,918
8Ramapo College of New JerseyMahwah, New Jersey$14,080 / $23,214
9Rider UniversityLawrenceville, New Jersey$41,310
10William Paterson University of New JerseyWayne, New Jersey$12,804 / $20,842
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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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