Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Louisiana -

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

Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College tops our Louisiana list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Louisiana State University charges tuition and fees of $28,051 ($11,374 for Louisiana residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 76.4%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,200. The average salary for recent graduates is $75,000.

The total ranking includes 16 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $8,979 to $28,051 (in-state from $7,166 to $11,374). Acceptance rates range from 51.1% to 88.6%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,070 to 1,230 and average salaries of graduates range from $52,000 to $75,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical CollegeBaton Rouge, Louisiana$11,374 / $28,051
2McNeese State UniversityLake Charles, Louisiana$7,920 / $15,958
3Northwestern State University of LouisianaNatchitoches, Louisiana$7,922 / $18,710
4Nicholls State UniversityThibodaux, Louisiana$7,886 / $8,979
5University of New OrleansNew Orleans, Louisiana$8,484 / $13,320
6University of Louisiana - LafayetteLafayette, Louisiana$9,888 / $23,616
7Louisiana Tech UniversityRuston, Louisiana$9,645 / $18,558
8Louisiana State University - ShreveportShreveport, Louisiana$7,166 / $20,320
9University of Louisiana - MonroeMonroe, Louisiana$8,470 / $20,570
10Southeastern Louisiana UniversityHammond, Louisiana$8,153 / $20,631
View the Full List of 16

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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