Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- North Carolina -

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

Duke University tops our North Carolina list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Duke charges tuition and fees of $51,265. The college has an acceptance rate of 11.4%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,500. The average salary for recent graduates is $97,000.

The total ranking includes 31 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $15,915 to $51,265 (in-state from $5,085 to $51,265). Acceptance rates range from 11.4% to 66.4%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 940 to 1,500 and average salaries of graduates range from $56,000 to $97,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Duke UniversityDurham, North Carolina$51,265
2Fayetteville State UniversityFayetteville, North Carolina$5,085 / $16,693
3University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, North Carolina$8,834 / $33,916
4Wake Forest UniversityWinston-Salem, North Carolina$49,308
5North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleigh, North Carolina$8,880 / $26,399
6North Carolina Central UniversityDurham, North Carolina$6,132 / $18,590
7Appalachian State UniversityBoone, North Carolina$7,136 / $21,652
8Western Carolina UniversityCullowhee, North Carolina$6,737 / $17,130
9Winston - Salem State UniversityWinston-Salem, North Carolina$5,804 / $15,915
10University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotte, North Carolina$6,763 / $19,934
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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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