Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- 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 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 - Pittsburgh (PA) -

Duquesne University tops our Pittsburgh (PA) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Duquesne charges tuition and fees of $35,062. The college has an acceptance rate of 75.6%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,200. The average salary for recent graduates is $60,000.

The total ranking includes 10 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $13,716 to $35,475 (in-state from $9,862 to $35,475). Acceptance rates range from 53.9% to 95.5%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,000 to 1,330 and average salaries of graduates range from $57,000 to $72,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Duquesne UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$35,062
2California University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, Pennsylvania$10,339 / $14,673
3Robert Morris UniversityMoon Township, Pennsylvania$28,250
4La Roche CollegePittsburgh, Pennsylvania$27,000
5University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh CampusPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$18,618 / $29,758
6Chatham UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$35,475
7Slippery Rock University of PennsylvaniaSlippery Rock, Pennsylvania$9,862 / $13,716
8Seton Hill UniversityGreensburg, Pennsylvania$33,520
9Carlow UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$27,764
10Point Park UniversityPittsburgh, Pennsylvania$29,030

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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