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Concordia University, St. Paul is ranked third nationally by Washington Monthly in the 2017 Best Colleges for Adult Learners category. CSP as the highest ranked university in the state of Minnesota in this category.
To determine the rankings, Washington Monthly pulled data from two federal government sources: the Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey and the department’s new College Scorecard database, released last fall. All the numbers were combined into seven general measures of colleges’ openness and responsiveness to adult students and to how well those students fared once they left.
The publication identified Golden State University (San Francisco) as the best four-year school for adult followed by the University of Utah. Rounding out the top five after Concordia are Park University (Mo.) and George Mason University (Va.)
Nearly half of all college students nationwide are designated as adult students, defined as age 25 years or older.
A complete list of rankings and an explanation of methodology can be found on Washington Monthly’s website. Information on Concordia St. Paul’s academic programs for adult learners can be found at csp.edu.