Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Kansas 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.
Fort Hays State University tops our Kansas list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Fort Hays State University charges tuition and fees of $14,832 ($5,009 for Kansas residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 90.7%. The average salary for recent graduates is $52,000.
The total ranking includes 22 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $14,832 to $29,670 (in-state from $5,009 to $29,670). Acceptance rates range from 51.8% to 94.1%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 970 to 1,150 and average salaries of graduates range from $52,000 to $70,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||Fort Hays State University||Hays, Kansas||$5,009 / $14,832|
|2||Southwestern College||Winfield, Kansas||$28,750|
|3||Wichita State University||Wichita, Kansas||$8,432 / $17,390|
|4||University of Kansas||Lawrence, Kansas||$10,824 / $26,592|
|5||Baker University||Baldwin City, Kansas||$28,880|
|6||MidAmerica Nazarene University||Olathe, Kansas||$29,670|
|7||Friends University||Wichita, Kansas||$27,565|
|8||Pittsburg State University||Pittsburg, Kansas||$7,100 / $18,152|
|9||Kansas State University||Manhattan, Kansas||$10,135 / $25,492|
|10||Tabor College||Hillsboro, Kansas||$27,220|
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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