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
LaGrange College

LaGrange, GA

18%
Montana State University

Bozeman, MT

18%
New England College

Henniker, NH

18%
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Newark, NJ

18%
Nicholls State University

Thibodaux, LA

18%
Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

18%
St. Xavier University

Chicago, IL

18%
SUNY Buffalo State

Buffalo, NY

18%
University of Findlay

Findlay, OH

18%
University of North Carolina—​Greensboro

Greensboro, NC

18%
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, ND

18%
University of North Texas

Denton, TX

18%
Washington State University

Pullman, WA

18%
Wayland Baptist University

Plainview, TX

18%
Webster University

St. Louis, MO

18%
William Paterson University of New Jersey

Wayne, NJ

18%
Worcester State University

Worcester, MA

18%
University of Hawaii—​Manoa

Honolulu, HI

18%
University of South Florida

Tampa, FL

18%
Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

18%
New York Institute of Technology

Old Westbury, NY

17%
Southeastern Louisiana University

Hammond, LA

17%
Dowling College

Oakdale Long Island, NY

17%
Central State University

Wilberforce, OH

17%
Christian Brothers University

Memphis, TN

17%
Columbia International University

Columbia, SC

17%
Henderson State University

Arkadelphia, AR

17%
Lake Superior State University

Sault Ste. Marie, MI

17%
Lee University

Cleveland, TN

17%
McMurry University

Abilene, TX

17%
Milligan College

Milligan College, TN

17%
Neumann University

Aston, PA

17%
Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

17%
Robert Morris University

Moon Township, PA

17%
Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, MI

17%
St. Ambrose University

Davenport, IA

17%
University of Mary Hardin-​Baylor

Belton, TX

17%
Wheeling Jesuit University

Wheeling, WV

17%
Lawrence Technological University

Southfield, MI

17%
Central Connecticut State University

New Britain, CT

17%
George Fox University

Newberg, OR

17%
Daemen College

Amherst, NY

17%
Texas A&M International University

Laredo, TX

17%
University of North Alabama

Florence, AL

17%
Northern Michigan University

Marquette, MI

16%
Texas State University

San Marcos, TX

16%
Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, TX

16%
Angelo State University

San Angelo, TX

16%
California College of the Arts

San Francisco, CA

16%
Clarion University of Pennsylvania

Clarion, PA

16%

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