Friends University named one of America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners

Friends University has been named one of “America’s Best Colleges for Adult Learners” by “Washington Monthly.” Friends University is ranked No. 91 in the nation and is the only private university in Kansas on the list of four-year colleges.

“Because more than 40 percent of students in America are age 25 or older, there is a growing need for excellent adult programs,” said David Hofmeister, dean of the college of graduate and professional studies. “We are excited that Friends University has received recognition for our high-quality adult education programs.”

Friends University offers flexible class options (both on campus and online), competitively priced tuition and transition advice. In addition, the tuition of the College of Adult and Professional Studies was reduced for the 2015-16 school year. With six unique bachelor’s degrees for adult undergraduate students in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and nine graduate degrees, adult students at Friends University are well equipped to serve the world in a variety of roles upon graduation.

“I’m not surprised that Friends University is called one of the best colleges in the nation for adult learners,” said Byron, an adult student studying business management. “It is a great university surrounded with good people who really want you to get to your final goals. Whatever you want to achieve in life, they’ll help you get there.”

Friends University was named to the list because of its positive combination of the following seven factors: (1) ease of transfer/enrollment, (2) flexibility of programs, (3) services available for adult students, (4) percent of adult students (age 25+), (5) mean earnings of adult students ten years after entering college, (6) loan repayment rates of adult students five years after entering repayment and (7) tuition and fees for in-district students.

Please click here for a complete explanation of the rankings methodology. To see the full list of four-year colleges, click here.

Friends University, a Christian university of Quaker heritage, equips students to honor God and serve others by integrating their intellectual, spiritual and professional lives.