Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- 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 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 - North Carolina -

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill tops our North Carolina list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. UNC Chapel Hill charges tuition and fees of $33,916 ($8,834 for North Carolina residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 30.5%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,390. The average salary for recent graduates is $77,000.

The total ranking includes 37 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $17,130 to $33,916 (in-state from $6,737 to $29,810). Acceptance rates range from 30.5% to 69.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,010 to 1,390 and average salaries of graduates range from $53,000 to $77,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1University of North Carolina at Chapel HillChapel Hill, North Carolina$8,834 / $33,916
2North Carolina State University at RaleighRaleigh, North Carolina$8,880 / $26,399
3Appalachian State UniversityBoone, North Carolina$7,136 / $21,652
4University of North Carolina at WilmingtonWilmington, North Carolina$6,951 / $20,920
5Gardner - Webb UniversityBoiling Springs, North Carolina$29,810
6East Carolina UniversityGreenville, North Carolina$6,997 / $22,955
7Western Carolina UniversityCullowhee, North Carolina$6,737 / $17,130
8Pfeiffer UniversityMisenheimer, North Carolina$28,995
9Montreat CollegeMontreat, North Carolina$24,940
10University of North Carolina at CharlotteCharlotte, North Carolina$6,763 / $19,934
View the Full List of 37

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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