Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- 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 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 - Texas -

Texas A&M University - College Station tops our Texas list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. 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 65 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 47.4% to 92.2%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 980 to 1,260 and average salaries of graduates range from $51,000 to $72,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Texas A&M University - College StationCollege Station, Texas$10,132 / $28,984
2University of Houston - Clear LakeHouston, Texas$6,502 / $18,550
3Texas A&M University - TexarkanaTexarkana, Texas$6,840 / $17,886
4Sam Houston State UniversityHuntsville, Texas$7,762 / $17,554
5University of Houston - VictoriaVictoria, Texas$5,996 / $15,788
6Texas State University - San MarcosSan Marcos, Texas$9,605 / $21,029
7University of the Incarnate WordSan Antonio, Texas$28,898
8The University of Texas at ArlingtonArlington, Texas$9,616 / $22,920
9University of Houston - DowntownHouston, Texas$6,009 / $15,494
10Texas A&M University - CommerceCommerce, Texas$7,750 / $19,990
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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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