Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Southwest -

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

Texas A&M University - College Station tops our Southwest list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Texas A&M charges tuition and fees of $28,984 ($10,132 for Texas residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 66.6%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,260.

The total ranking includes 106 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $15,494 to $28,984 (in-state from $5,996 to $28,898). Acceptance rates range from 53.2% to 92.2%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 980 to 1,270 and average salaries of graduates range from $51,000 to $77,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Texas A&M University - College StationCollege Station, Texas$10,132 / $28,984
2University of Oklahoma Norman CampusNorman, Oklahoma$8,631 / $22,953
3University of Houston - Clear LakeHouston, Texas$6,502 / $18,550
4Texas A&M University - TexarkanaTexarkana, Texas$6,840 / $17,886
5Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, Texas$7,762 / $17,554
6University of Houston - VictoriaVictoria, Texas$5,996 / $15,788
7Texas State University - San MarcosSan Marcos, Texas$9,605 / $21,029
8University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio, Texas$28,898
9The University of Texas at ArlingtonArlington, Texas$9,616 / $22,920
10University of Houston - DowntownHouston, Texas$6,009 / $15,494
View the Full List of 106

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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