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
Wilson College

Chambersburg, PA

37%
West Virginia State University

Institute, WV

37%
California State University—​East Bay

Hayward, CA

36%
AIB College of Business

Des Moines, IA

36%
Alverno College

Milwaukee, WI

36%
Bowie State University

Bowie, MD

36%
Coker College

Hartsville, SC

36%
Louisiana State University—​Alexandria

Alexandria, LA

36%
Montana State University—​Billings

Billings, MT

36%
Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA

36%
Ohio Dominican University

Columbus, OH

36%
Rogers State University

Claremore, OK

36%
University of Bridgeport

Bridgeport, CT

36%
University of Massachusetts—​Boston

Boston, MA

36%
University of Texas—​Arlington

Arlington, TX

36%
Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

36%
University of Hawaii—​West Oahu

Kapolei, HI

35%
Cleveland State University

Cleveland, OH

35%
College of Mount St. Joseph

Cincinnati, OH

35%
College of Our Lady of the Elms

Chicopee, MA

35%
Concordia College

Bronxville, NY

35%
D'Youville College

Buffalo, NY

35%
Gardner-​Webb University

Boiling Springs, NC

35%
Glenville State College

Glenville, WV

35%
Holy Names University

Oakland, CA

35%
Indiana University—​South Bend

South Bend, IN

35%
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%

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