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 Colorado—​Denver

Denver, CO

32%
Washburn University

Topeka, KS

32%
Mount St. Mary's College

Los Angeles, CA

32%
Southern Polytechnic State University

Marietta, GA

31%
CUNY—​New York City College of Technology

Brooklyn, NY

31%
Delaware Valley College

Doylestown, PA

31%
Indiana University Southeast

New Albany, IN

31%
Lindenwood University

St. Charles, MO

31%
Mercy College

Dobbs Ferry, NY

31%
Pfeiffer University

Misenheimer, NC

31%
Rockford University

Rockford, IL

31%
Simpson University

Redding, CA

31%
Thomas More College

Crestview Hills, KY

31%
University of New Orleans

New Orleans, LA

31%
University of Utah

Salt Lake City, UT

31%
Wichita State University

Wichita, KS

31%
CUNY—​Brooklyn College

Brooklyn, NY

30%
Northeastern State University

Tahlequah, OK

30%
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey—​Camden

Camden, NJ

30%
CUNY—​York College

Jamaica, NY

30%
Armstrong Atlantic State University

Savannah, GA

30%
Art Center College of Design

Pasadena, CA

30%
Barton College

Wilson, NC

30%
Georgia Southwestern State University

Americus, GA

30%
Indiana University-​Purdue University—​Indianapolis

Indianapolis, IN

30%

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