Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Rhode Island -

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

Brown University tops our Rhode Island list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Brown charges tuition and fees of $51,366. The college has an acceptance rate of 9.5%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,510. The average salary for recent graduates is $96,000.

The total ranking includes 9 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $19,867 to $51,366 (in-state from $8,206 to $51,366). Acceptance rates range from 9.5% to 81.9%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,000 to 1,510 and average salaries of graduates range from $57,000 to $96,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Brown UniversityProvidence, Rhode Island$51,366
2Salve Regina UniversityNewport, Rhode Island$37,820
3Providence CollegeProvidence, Rhode Island$46,970
4Roger Williams UniversityBristol, Rhode Island$32,100
5University of Rhode IslandKingston, Rhode Island$12,884 / $28,874
6Bryant UniversitySmithfield, Rhode Island$40,962
7Rhode Island School of DesignProvidence, Rhode Island$47,110
8Johnson & Wales University - ProvidenceProvidence, Rhode Island$30,396
9Rhode Island CollegeProvidence, Rhode Island$8,206 / $19,867

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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