Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- 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 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 - Albany, Schenectady, Troy (NY) -

Excelsior College tops our Albany, Schenectady, Troy (NY) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. 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 6 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $12,240 to $31,654 (in-state from $7,185 to $31,654). Acceptance rates range from 54.4% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,150 to 1,150 and average salaries of graduates range from $60,000 to $77,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Excelsior CollegeAlbany, New York$12,240
2SUNY Empire State CollegeSaratoga Springs, New York$7,185 / $16,835
3The College of Saint RoseAlbany, New York$31,654
4The Sage CollegesTroy, New York$29,864
5University at AlbanyAlbany, New York$9,490 / $24,370
6Bryant & Stratton College - AlbanyAlbany, New York$16,206

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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