Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Texas -

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

Texas A&M University - College Station tops our Texas list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Texas A&M charges tuition and fees of $35,860 ($10,294 for Texas residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 67.2%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,260.

The total ranking includes 65 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $15,782 to $36,744 (in-state from $6,162 to $29,990). Acceptance rates range from 40.4% to 91.9%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 980 to 1,340 and average salaries of graduates range from $51,000 to $82,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Texas A&M University - College StationCollege Station, Texas$10,294 / $35,860
2University of Houston - Clear LakeHouston, Texas$6,718 / $19,270
3Texas A&M University - TexarkanaTexarkana, Texas$6,963 / $18,375
4Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, Texas$8,062 / $18,022
5The University of Texas at ArlingtonArlington, Texas$9,952 / $25,152
6Texas State University - San MarcosSan Marcos, Texas$9,985 / $21,605
7The University of Texas at AustinAustin, Texas$10,398 / $36,744
8University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio, Texas$29,990
9University of Houston - DowntownHouston, Texas$6,162 / $15,782
10Texas Tech UniversityLubbock, Texas$8,860 / $18,652
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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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