Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Missouri 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.
William Woods University tops our Missouri list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. William Woods charges tuition and fees of $23,260. The college has an acceptance rate of 70.2%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,070. The average salary for recent graduates is $59,000.
The total ranking includes 29 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $8,712 to $42,166 (in-state from $7,520 to $42,166). Acceptance rates range from 46.6% to 100.0%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 1,070 to 1,340 and average salaries of graduates range from $56,000 to $91,000.
|Rank||University/College||Location||Tuition & Fees|
|1||William Woods University||Fulton, Missouri||$23,260|
|2||Webster University||Saint Louis, Missouri||$27,100|
|3||Missouri University of Science and Technology||Rolla, Missouri||$9,839 / $27,701|
|4||University of Missouri - Columbia||Columbia, Missouri||$9,787 / $26,506|
|5||Lindenwood University||Saint Charles, Missouri||$16,960|
|6||University of Central Missouri||Warrensburg, Missouri||$7,520 / $14,150|
|7||Maryville University of Saint Louis||Saint Louis, Missouri||$28,470|
|8||Ranken Technical College||Saint Louis, Missouri||$14,457|
|9||Columbia College||Columbia, Missouri||$8,712|
|10||Saint Louis University||Saint Louis, Missouri||$42,166|
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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