Most Students Over Age 25

Not all students set out for college immediately after high school graduation. Some enlist in the military, spend time in the work force or take time off to travel the world. For those who choose to go to college later in life, having classmates who reflect their age, interests and experiences can help ease the transition from the "real world" to the world of an undergraduate student. Of the colleges and universities that are part of the current U.S. News Best Colleges rankings, the schools on this list had the highest percentage of undergraduate students over the age of 25 in the 2012-2013 academic year.

School Students 25 and older
Northern Illinois University

DeKalb, IL

16%
Pacific Union College

Angwin, CA

16%
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey

Galloway, NJ

16%
San Diego State University

San Diego, CA

16%
St. Cloud State University

St. Cloud, MN

16%
Texas A&M University—​Kingsville

Kingsville, TX

16%
University of Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

16%
University of Idaho

Moscow, ID

16%
University of Louisiana—​Monroe

Monroe, LA

16%
University of Nevada—​Reno

Reno, NV

16%
University of Southern Indiana

Evansville, IN

16%
University of St. Francis

Joliet, IL

16%
University of Toledo

Toledo, OH

16%
University of Wisconsin—​Stout

Menomonie, WI

16%
Vincennes University

Vincennes, IN

16%
Westminster College

Salt Lake City, UT

16%
California State University—​Fresno

Fresno, CA

16%
Missouri State University

Springfield, MO

16%
Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater, MA

16%
Houston Baptist University

Houston, TX

15%
Berklee College of Music

Boston, MA

15%
Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

15%
Adelphi University

Garden City, NY

15%
California State Polytechnic University—​Pomona

Pomona, CA

15%
Claflin University

Orangeburg, SC

15%

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