Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students
- Austin, Round Rock (TX) -

Adults returning to college and other "non-traditional" students comprise the majority of all degree-seekers in the USA. College Factual’s Austin, Round Rock (TX) 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 - Austin, Round Rock (TX) -

Texas State University - San Marcos tops our Austin, Round Rock (TX) list of the Best Colleges For Non-Traditional Students. Texas State charges tuition and fees of $21,605 ($9,985 for Texas residents) . The college has an acceptance rate of 71.1%. The average 2016 SAT score for those admitted is 1,110. The average salary for recent graduates is $67,000.

The total ranking includes 5 colleges. Within the complete list tuition and fees ranges from $14,346 to $43,050 (in-state from $9,985 to $43,050). Acceptance rates range from 36.5% to 83.5%, estimated average 2016 SAT scores range from 890 to 1,340 and average salaries of graduates range from $67,000 to $82,000.

RankUniversity/CollegeLocationTuition & Fees
1Texas State University - San MarcosSan Marcos, Texas$9,985 / $21,605
2The University of Texas at AustinAustin, Texas$10,398 / $36,744
3Concordia University - TexasLakeway, Texas$30,600
4Saint Edward's UniversityAustin, Texas$43,050
5Huston - Tillotson UniversityAustin, Texas$14,346

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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