William Woods University rated as top institution in Missouri for returning adults, “non-traditional” students

Rating by College Factual scores WWU in top 70 out of more than 1,100 schools ranked nationwide

Citing flexibility, value and quality of instruction, a leading national publication that focuses on college data analytics and student outcomes has rated William Woods University (WWU) in the top 70 nationally in terms of serving returning adults and other “non-traditional” students – and the top institution for the category in the state of Missouri.

College Factual rated WWU as number 68 nationally out of 1,164 institutions of every size, and number one among Missouri higher education institutions, for its capacity to serve returning adults and other non-traditional learners. Non-traditional students currently make up the majority of degree-seekers in the U.S., and can include students who return to college after dropping out or transferring; part-time students; working adults who need more flexible options or professionals who want to use life experience as college credit.

William Woods’ ranking places it in the top 5.8 percent of schools nationally for returning adults or non-traditional students. Flexibility due to a strong online degree program and off-site evening classes, cost effectiveness, quality of the instruction and degree completion success were all areas of strength that boosted the WWU rating.

This latest ranking follows the highest rating ever achieved by William Woods in the U.S. News college rankings, which placed WWU at number 75 among regional Midwestern universities; and a top 30 rating of the university’s graduate college MBA program by the publication Online MBA, both earlier during this academic year.

College Factual, located in Troy, New York, is a leading source of college data analytics and insights, with a strong focus on student outcomes. College Factual provides in-depth coverage for more than 2,500 colleges and universities and more than 350 college majors, which is available to students from 160 countries interested in pursuing accredited college degree programs in the United States.