Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- New York, Newark, Jersey City (NY,NJ,PA) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s New York, Newark, Jersey City (NY,NJ,PA) 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 York, Newark, Jersey City (NY,NJ,PA) -

Rutgers University - New Brunswick tops our New York, Newark, Jersey City (NY,NJ,PA) 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 56.9%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,300. The average salary for recent graduates is $85,000.

The total ranking includes 63 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $19,009 to $51,640 (in-state from $12,107 to $51,640). Acceptance rates range from 6.8% to 83.7%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 900 to 1,530 and average salaries of graduates range from $64,000 to $101,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Rutgers University - New BrunswickNew Brunswick, New Jersey$14,638 / $30,579
2Pace University - New YorkNew York, New York$43,986
3New York UniversityNew York, New York$50,464
4Adelphi UniversityGarden City, New York$37,170
5Marist CollegePoughkeepsie, New York$36,680
6College of Saint ElizabethMorristown, New Jersey$33,131
7Kean UniversityUnion, New Jersey$12,107 / $19,009
8Saint Joseph's College - New YorkBrooklyn, New York$26,550
9Ramapo College of New JerseyMahwah, New Jersey$14,080 / $23,214
10Columbia University in the City of New YorkNew York, New York$51,640
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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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