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 -

University of Iowa tops our Iowa list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Iowa charges tuition and fees of $28,813 ($8,575 for Iowa residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 80.7%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,230. The average salary for recent graduates is $74,000.

The total ranking includes 17 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $18,851 to $32,210 (in-state from $8,219 to $32,210). Acceptance rates range from 47.9% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 940 to 1,230 and average salaries of graduates range from $46,000 to $74,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1University of IowaIowa City, Iowa$8,575 / $28,813
2Mount Mercy UniversityCedar Rapids, Iowa$29,696
3Iowa State UniversityAmes, Iowa$8,219 / $21,583
4Buena Vista UniversityStorm Lake, Iowa$32,210
5University of Northern IowaCedar Falls, Iowa$8,309 / $18,851
6Waldorf CollegeForest City, Iowa$21,260
7Graceland University - LamoniLamoni, Iowa$27,010
8Briar Cliff UniversitySioux City, Iowa$28,788
9Clarke UniversityDubuque, Iowa$30,900
10Saint Ambrose UniversityDavenport, Iowa$29,150
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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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