Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Colorado -

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

Colorado State University - Fort Collins tops our Colorado list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Colorado State charges tuition and fees of $28,346 ($11,052 for Colorado residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 80.8%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,220.

The total ranking includes 19 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $11,267 to $46,422 (in-state from $6,930 to $46,422). Acceptance rates range from 65.2% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,080 to 1,290 and average salaries of graduates range from $62,000 to $81,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Colorado State University - Fort CollinsFort Collins, Colorado$11,052 / $28,346
2University of DenverDenver, Colorado$46,422
3Regis UniversityDenver, Colorado$34,450
4University of Colorado at Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, Colorado$8,042 / $18,770
5University of Northern ColoradoGreeley, Colorado$8,888 / $20,474
6University of Colorado DenverDenver, Colorado$9,088 / $24,784
7Colorado Christian UniversityLakewood, Colorado$22,860
8University of Colorado BoulderBoulder, Colorado$11,531 / $35,079
9Colorado Technical University - Colorado SpringsColorado Springs, Colorado$11,267
10Metropolitan State University of DenverDenver, Colorado$6,930 / $20,096
View the Full List of 19

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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