Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Albany, Schenectady, Troy (NY) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Albany, Schenectady, Troy (NY) 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 - Albany, Schenectady, Troy (NY) -

Excelsior College tops our Albany, Schenectady, Troy (NY) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. 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 7 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $12,240 to $51,696 (in-state from $6,985 to $51,696). Acceptance rates range from 36.5% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,160 to 1,440 and average salaries of graduates range from $60,000 to $100,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Excelsior CollegeAlbany, New York$12,240
2SUNY Empire State CollegeSaratoga Springs, New York$6,985 / $16,835
3University at AlbanyAlbany, New York$9,223 / $24,303
4Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroy, New York$50,797
5Union College New YorkSchenectady, New York$51,696
6Siena CollegeLoudonville, New York$34,611
7Skidmore CollegeSaratoga Springs, New York$50,684

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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