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
West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

California State University—​East Bay

Hayward, CA

AIB College of Business

Des Moines, IA

Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

Coker College

Hartsville, SC

Louisiana State University—​Alexandria

Alexandria, LA

Montana State University—​Billings

Billings, MT

Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA

Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, OH


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