Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Durham, Chapel Hill (NC) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Durham, Chapel Hill (NC) Ranking of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults 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 Returning Adults - Durham, Chapel Hill (NC) -

Duke University tops our Durham, Chapel Hill (NC) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Duke charges tuition and fees of $51,265. The college has an acceptance rate of 11.4%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,500. The average salary for recent graduates is $97,000.

The total ranking includes 3 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $18,590 to $51,265 (in-state from $6,132 to $51,265). Acceptance rates range from 11.4% to 65.9%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 960 to 1,500 and average salaries of graduates range from $59,000 to $97,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Duke UniversityDurham, North Carolina$51,265
2University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, North Carolina$8,834 / $33,916
3North Carolina Central UniversityDurham, North Carolina$6,132 / $18,590

Best Colleges For Returning Adults 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 Returning Adults 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 Returning Adults Methodology for more information.

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