The Top 50 Schools for Adults Going Back To College

In recent years, the fastest growing population of college students are over the age of 25 – adults who wish to advance their careers dropped out of or never attended college, single parents, military, and those looking to better their lives are all choosing higher education. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, between 2000 and 2011 enrollment of students over the age of 25 rose by 41%. Regardless of the reason for pursuing higher education, we here at Best College Reviews have compiled a ranking of the schools that help make the college dream a reality by rating what adults are looking for in a college: flexibility, transfer options, online classes, and acceptance rate.

This ranking was based on the following criteria:
• Percentage of students over the age of 25
• College acceptance rate
• Percentage of students enrolled in distance education
• Flexible options

Statistics for this ranking were gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics and Peterson’s.

50. Florida International University
49. Northeastern Illinois University
48. Texas A & M-Commerce
47. Tiffin University
46. Ursuline College
45. Oregon Institute of Technology
44. Campbell University
43. Cedar Crest College
42. King University
41. Rochester College
40. Monroe College
39. Life University
37. University of Utah
36. Bluefield State College.
35. Fresno Pacific University
34. Fisher College
33. University of Arkansas – Little Rock

32. Metropolitan College of New York

31. Rivier University
30. Weber State University
28. Hawaii Pacific University
27. Bethel University
26. University of Great Falls
25. Troy University
24. Upper Iowa University
23. Cameron University
22. The University of Houston – Downtown
21. Regis University
20. Brenau University
19. Indiana Institute of Technology
18. College of Southern Nevada
17. Wayland Baptist University
16. Keiser University
15. Davenport University
14. Elizabethtown College
13. Empire State College
12. University of Maine at Augusta
11. Post University
10. Peirce College
9. Granite State College
7. University of Maryland – University College
6. Brandman University
5. Northcentral University
4. Thomas Edison State College
3. Walden University
2. Excelsior College
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