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Posted on: October 30, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Tech named top college for nontraditional students has named Montana Tech a top college for nontraditional students. The university landed No. 38 on the list of 50.

This resource ranks the top 50 colleges for older, nontraditional students (adults, 25 and older, who took time away from academia before beginning or continuing an undergraduate degree). ranked schools on academics, the percentage of older students enrolled, and then narrowed down the list to schools that offer mainly baccalaureate degrees and higher.

According to, the trend of adults returning to school is on the rise. Between 2000 and 2011, the number of nontraditional students enrolled in undergraduate programs rose 41 percent; they comprised 38 percent of all undergrads in 2011.

Read the full story in the Montana Standard
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