Mount St. Joseph University

Mount St. Joseph University Ranks Among Best Colleges for Non-Traditional Students

Academics, Press Releases

By: Amanda Gratsch

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Mount St. Joseph University was recently ranked among the top four colleges in Ohio and top 50 in the U.S.A. for the best college for non-traditional students.

The college planning website, a resource that summarizes school data, recently rolled out its list of the 50 best colleges in the nation for adult students who pursued an undergraduate degree. The Mount, with its strong dedication to student success was described as an institution that “places a high value on scholastic excellence, service, value and experiential learning.”

Non-traditional students are adults at ages 25 and older who have been out of high school for four or more years at the time of enrollment. At the Mount, we deliver high-quality academics, hands-on experiential learning and personalized attention from faculty and staff dedicated to any student’s success.

In addition, our highly interdisciplinary, liberal arts curriculum challenges students to think outside their major and connect diverse subject matter. We focus on the value of hands-on experiences, such as co-ops, internships and service learning that allow students to jumpstart their careers. Founded by the Sisters of Charity, the Mount emphasizes ethical values of integrity and social responsibility.

As a result, Mount students are guaranteed quality interaction with their instructors with a student to teacher ratio of 11:1, with less than 20 students in over half of the classrooms. Smaller class sizes ensure stronger engagement between students and the classroom, allowing adult students to ease themselves back into the course material. The Mount’s most popular majors among adult undergraduate students include business, nursing, social work and paralegal.  

Non-traditional students may have busy work schedules, but we offer flexible learning options that they can benefit from. To increase convenience, we have online learning options that include online degrees, certificates and endorsements.  The Mount makes adult students’ transition into college convenient by offering an FAQ for adult learners, providing helpful insight for the process of applying.

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