Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Tennessee -

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

Vanderbilt University tops our Tennessee list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Vanderbilt charges tuition and fees of $45,610. The college has an acceptance rate of 11.7%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,540. The average salary for recent graduates is $91,000.

The total ranking includes 21 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $10,505 to $45,610 (in-state from $7,689 to $45,610). Acceptance rates range from 11.7% to 87.7%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 980 to 1,540 and average salaries of graduates range from $46,000 to $91,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Vanderbilt UniversityNashville, Tennessee$45,610
2University of MemphisMemphis, Tennessee$9,125 / $20,837
3Lipscomb UniversityNashville, Tennessee$29,756
4King CollegeBristol, Tennessee$27,276
5Bethel University TennesseeMcKenzie, Tennessee$10,505
6The University of TennesseeKnoxville, Tennessee$12,668 / $31,088
7Trevecca Nazarene UniversityNashville, Tennessee$24,624
8Union UniversityJackson, Tennessee$30,330
9Tennessee Technological UniversityCookeville, Tennessee$8,203 / $24,067
10Austin Peay State UniversityClarksville, Tennessee$7,689 / $22,929
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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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