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
University of Missouri—​Kansas City

Kansas City, MO

25%
University of St. Thomas

Houston, TX

25%
Valley City State University

Valley City, ND

25%
California State University—​Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

25%
Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, CO

24%
University of Nevada—​Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV

24%
Arkansas State University

State University, AR

24%
University of Alabama—​Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

24%
Gallaudet University

Washington, DC

24%
Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN

24%
Jacksonville State University

Jacksonville, AL

24%
Keystone College

La Plume, PA

24%
Mayville State University

Mayville, ND

24%
Middle Tennessee State University

Murfreesboro, TN

24%
Mount Mercy University

Cedar Rapids, IA

24%
New Mexico State University

Las Cruces, NM

24%
Northern State University

Aberdeen, SD

24%
Salem State University

Salem, MA

24%
SUNY College of Technology—​Canton

Canton, NY

24%
University of Montana—​Western

Dillon, MT

24%
University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL

24%
University of South Alabama

Mobile, AL

24%
University of Texas—​Dallas

Richardson, TX

24%
University of Texas—​San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

24%
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Newark

Newark, NJ

24%
Arizona State University

Tempe, AZ

23%

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