Best Colleges For Returning Adults
- Minnesota -

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

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities tops our Minnesota list of the Best Colleges For Returning Adults. UMN Twin Cities charges tuition and fees of $23,806 ($14,142 for Minnesota residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 44.6%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,370. The average salary for recent graduates is $72,000.

The total ranking includes 26 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $8,394 to $35,326 (in-state from $7,566 to $35,326). Acceptance rates range from 44.6% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 950 to 1,370 and average salaries of graduates range from $58,000 to $73,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1University of Minnesota - Twin CitiesMinneapolis, Minnesota$14,142 / $23,806
2Bethel University MinnesotaSaint Paul, Minnesota$35,160
3Metropolitan State UniversitySaint Paul, Minnesota$7,566 / $14,394
4The College of Saint ScholasticaDuluth, Minnesota$35,326
5Concordia University - Saint PaulSaint Paul, Minnesota$21,250
6Winona State UniversityWinona, Minnesota$9,075 / $14,772
7St Catherine UniversitySaint Paul, Minnesota$31,622
8Bemidji State UniversityBemidji, Minnesota$8,394
9University of Minnesota - DuluthDuluth, Minnesota$13,139 / $17,485
10University of Minnesota - CrookstonCrookston, Minnesota$11,700
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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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