Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Iowa -

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

Mount Mercy University tops our Iowa list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Mount Mercy College charges tuition and fees of $30,582. The college has an acceptance rate of 61.9%. The average salary for recent graduates is $59,000.

The total ranking includes 17 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $19,241 to $32,854 (in-state from $8,636 to $32,854). Acceptance rates range from 48.4% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,000 to 1,240 and average salaries of graduates range from $46,000 to $74,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Mount Mercy UniversityCedar Rapids, Iowa$30,582
2University of IowaIowa City, Iowa$8,965 / $30,609
3Buena Vista UniversityStorm Lake, Iowa$32,854
4Iowa State UniversityAmes, Iowa$8,636 / $22,472
5Waldorf CollegeForest City, Iowa$21,664
6University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, Iowa$8,699 / $19,241
7Graceland University - LamoniLamoni, Iowa$28,110
8Briar Cliff UniversitySioux City, Iowa$29,786
9Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenport, Iowa$30,016
10Grand View UniversityDes Moines, Iowa$26,516
View the Full List of 17

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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