Best College for Adult Learners - Number One Ranking

Best College for Adult Learners

The Washington Monthly magazine ranks Golden Gate University America's #1 School for Adult Learners in its annual College Guide and Rankings.


To compile the rankings, the Washington Monthly reviewed data for more than 571 colleges from the Department of Education’s Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) survey, the department’s new College Scorecard database and the College Board’s Annual Survey of Colleges.

The metrics that determined GGU's rating include:
  • ease of transfer/enrollment
  • flexibility of programs
  • services available for adult learners
  • percent of adult students (age 25+)
  • mean earnings of adult students ten years after entering college
  • loan repayment of adult students five years after entering repayment
  • tuition and fees for in-district students


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