Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Virginia -

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

Liberty University tops our Virginia list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Liberty University charges tuition and fees of $16,410. The college has an acceptance rate of 21.6%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,130. The average salary for recent graduates is $52,000.

The total ranking includes 24 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $16,410 to $45,997 (in-state from $8,738 to $29,350). Acceptance rates range from 21.6% to 83.1%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 890 to 1,420 and average salaries of graduates range from $52,000 to $91,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Liberty UniversityLynchburg, Virginia$16,410
2University of Virginia - Main CampusCharlottesville, Virginia$15,164 / $45,997
3James Madison UniversityHarrisonburg, Virginia$10,390 / $26,164
4George Mason UniversityFairfax, Virginia$11,300 / $32,582
5Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburg, Virginia$12,852 / $29,975
6Norfolk State UniversityNorfolk, Virginia$8,738 / $20,340
7Old Dominion UniversityNorfolk, Virginia$9,750 / $26,730
8Marymount UniversityArlington, Virginia$29,350
9Virginia Commonwealth UniversityRichmond, Virginia$13,130 / $32,287
10College of William and MaryWilliamsburg, Virginia$18,687 / $42,274
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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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