Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- West Virginia -

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

American Public University System tops our West Virginia list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. American Military University charges tuition and fees of $6,880. The college has an acceptance rate of 100.0%. The average salary for recent graduates is $73,000.

The total ranking includes 11 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $6,880 to $28,110 (in-state from $6,408 to $28,110). Acceptance rates range from 60.7% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 980 to 1,120 and average salaries of graduates range from $52,000 to $73,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1American Public University SystemCharles Town, West Virginia$6,880
2Bluefield State CollegeBluefield, West Virginia$6,408 / $12,876
3West Virginia UniversityMorgantown, West Virginia$7,992 / $22,488
4Fairmont State UniversityFairmont, West Virginia$6,950 / $14,666
5Concord UniversityAthens, West Virginia$7,238 / $15,722
6Marshall UniversityHuntington, West Virginia$7,154 / $16,382
7West Virginia State UniversityInstitute, West Virginia$6,996 / $15,572
8West Liberty UniversityWest Liberty, West Virginia$7,038 / $14,394
9Wheeling Jesuit UniversityWheeling, West Virginia$28,110
10Shepherd UniversityShepherdstown, West Virginia$7,170 / $17,482
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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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