Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Pittsburgh (PA) -

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

California University of Pennsylvania tops our Pittsburgh (PA) list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Cal U charges tuition and fees of $14,673 ($10,339 for Pennsylvania residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 84.9%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,000. The average salary for recent graduates is $57,000.

The total ranking includes 13 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $13,716 to $52,310 (in-state from $9,862 to $52,310). Acceptance rates range from 23.7% to 95.5%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,000 to 1,490 and average salaries of graduates range from $55,000 to $95,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, Pennsylvania$10,339 / $14,673
2Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$52,310
3Robert Morris UniversityMoon Township, Pennsylvania$28,250
4Duquesne UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$35,062
5University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh CampusPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$18,618 / $29,758
6Point Park UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$29,030
7La Roche CollegePittsburgh, Pennsylvania$27,000
8Carlow UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$27,764
9Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery Rock, Pennsylvania$9,862 / $13,716
10Geneva CollegeBeaver Falls, Pennsylvania$25,680
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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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