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
Mount Mary University

Milwaukee, WI

35%
Newman University

Wichita, KS

35%
New Mexico Highlands University

Las Vegas, NM

35%
University of Maine—​Fort Kent

Fort Kent, ME

35%
University of St. Mary

Leavenworth, KS

35%
Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Natchitoches, LA

35%
College of St. Mary

Omaha, NE

34%
Evergreen State College

Olympia, WA

34%
Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Durant, OK

34%
University of Mobile

Mobile, AL

34%
University of North Georgia

Dahlonega, GA

34%
Lewis-​Clark State College

Lewiston, ID

34%
Boise State University

Boise, ID

33%
Campbell University

Buies Creek, NC

33%
Columbia College

Columbia, SC

33%
Missouri Southern State University

Joplin, MO

33%
Our Lady of the Lake University

San Antonio, TX

33%
SUNY Institute of Technology—​Utica/​Rome

Utica, NY

33%
Winston-​Salem State University

Winston-Salem, NC

33%
University of Central Oklahoma

Edmond, OK

33%
University of Maine—​Machias

Machias, ME

32%
Louisiana State University—​Shreveport

Shreveport, LA

32%
Marian University

Fond du Lac, WI

32%
Purdue University—​North Central

Westville, IN

32%
St. Martin's University

Lacey, WA

32%

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