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
Edgewood College

Madison, WI

23%
University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Chickasha, OK

22%
Anderson University

Anderson, SC

22%
University of Texas—​Brownsville

Brownsville, TX

22%
American International College

Springfield, MA

22%
California State University—​San Bernardino

San Bernardino, CA

22%
Clarke University

Dubuque, IA

22%
CUNY—​College of Staten Island

Staten Island, NY

22%
Dominican University of California

San Rafael, CA

22%
Eastern Washington University

Cheney, WA

22%
Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, NY

22%
Georgian Court University

Lakewood, NJ

22%
Lees-​McRae College

Banner Elk, NC

22%
Lubbock Christian University

Lubbock, TX

22%
Oakland University

Rochester, MI

22%
San Francisco Art Institute

San Francisco, CA

22%
Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

Carbondale, IL

22%
Stephens College

Columbia, MO

22%
St. Peter's University

Jersey City, NJ

22%
University of Redlands

Redlands, CA

22%
University of South Carolina—​Upstate

Spartanburg, SC

22%
University of South Dakota

Vermillion, SD

22%
University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, MS

22%
West Texas A&M University

Canyon, TX

22%
William Peace University

Raleigh, NC

22%
Malone University

Canton, OH

22%
San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

21%
University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

21%
California State University—​San Marcos

San Marcos, CA

21%
California State University—​Stanislaus

Turlock, CA

21%
Champlain College

Burlington, VT

21%
Elizabeth City State University

Elizabeth City, NC

21%
Huntingdon College

Montgomery, AL

21%
Kentucky State University

Frankfort, KY

21%
La Roche College

Pittsburgh, PA

21%
Morgan State University

Baltimore, MD

21%
Mount St. Mary College

Newburgh, NY

21%
North Carolina Central University

Durham, NC

21%
Pennsylvania College of Technology

Williamsport, PA

21%
Reinhardt University

Waleska, GA

21%
Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

21%
San Jose State University

San Jose, CA

21%
Tennessee Wesleyan College

Athens, TN

21%
Texas Southern University

Houston, TX

21%
Trinity Christian College

Palos Heights, IL

21%
University of Tennessee—​Martin

Martin, TN

21%
University of Wisconsin—​Milwaukee

Milwaukee, WI

21%
Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, KY

21%
Wright State University

Dayton, OH

21%
University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL

21%

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