Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Great Plains -

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

Capella University tops our Great Plains list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. Capella University charges tuition and fees of $13,998. The college has an acceptance rate of 100.0%. The average salary for recent graduates is $69,000.

The total ranking includes 105 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $7,365 to $49,770 (in-state from $7,365 to $49,770). Acceptance rates range from 16.7% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,050 to 1,510 and average salaries of graduates range from $50,000 to $82,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Capella UniversityMinneapolis, Minnesota$13,998
2Bellevue UniversityBellevue, Nebraska$7,365
3Park UniversityParkville, Missouri$12,130
4Metropolitan State UniversitySaint Paul, Minnesota$7,566 / $14,394
5Kaplan University - Davenport CampusDavenport, Iowa$14,325
6University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesMinneapolis, Minnesota$14,142 / $23,806
7Walden UniversityMinneapolis, Minnesota$12,075
8Southwestern CollegeWinfield, Kansas$27,250
9Bemidji State UniversityBemidji, Minnesota$8,394
10Washington University in St LouisSaint Louis, Missouri$49,770
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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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