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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in the United States for Students from Bangladesh

281 Colleges
$17,578 Avg Tuition & Fees*
32% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeIt's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for international students. At College Factual, we're committed to helping you make that decision by providing information such as that found in our Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking.

We analyzed 281 colleges and universities across the United States to determine which were the best for Bangladeshi students. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall value and the total number of international students at the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another.

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Top Value Colleges in the U.S. for Students from Bangladesh

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University of South Florida - Main Campus tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Bangladeshi students. Located in Tampa, Florida, the large public school handed out 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 10.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at USF Tampa come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at USF Tampa runs, on average, about $17,324. Graduate students pay around $21,126 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. On top of its placing in this ranking, USF Tampa also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#2

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend South Dakota State University. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. Located in Brookings, South Dakota, the fairly large public school handed out 2,026 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.7% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at South Dakota State are India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal. International students at South Dakota State can expect to pay, on average, about $12,589 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $16,675 per year.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, South Dakota State also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#3

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend University of Wyoming. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. University of Wyoming is a fairly large public school located in Laramie, Wyoming that handed out 2,387 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to UW to study. International students at UW can expect to pay, on average, about $14,803 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $16,009 a year in average tuition and fees.

UW excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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A rank of #4 on our list means Minnesota State University - Mankato is a great place for Bangladeshi students working on their bachelor’s degree. Mankato, Minnesota is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,479 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 9.2% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Minnesota State Mankato are Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia. International students at Minnesota State Mankato can expect to pay, on average, about $16,730 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $8,474 a year in average tuition and fees.

In addition to its great ranking here, Minnesota State Mankato is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#5

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Iowa State University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Iowa State is a large public school situated in Ames, Iowa. It awarded 7,380 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.5% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Malaysia come to Iowa State to study. International students at Iowa State can expect to pay, on average, about $24,508 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $25,952 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%. Iowa State excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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#6

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking. Texas Tech is a public institution located in Lubbock, Texas. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,599 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.7% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Texas Tech come from such countries as India, China, and Bangladesh. International students at Texas Tech can expect to pay, on average, about $19,260 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $15,651 per year.

Texas Tech also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#7

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Western Michigan University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking, coming in at #7. This large public school is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and it awarded 3,824 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 8.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and China come to WMU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at WMU runs, on average, about $16,041. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $31,355 per year.

In addition to its great ranking here, WMU is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#8

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

University of South Dakota landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students. Vermillion, South Dakota is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,352 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 2.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at USD are China, India, and Nepal. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at USD runs, on average, about $12,807. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $12,637 per year.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, USD also is in the top 10% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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With a ranking of #9, North Dakota State University - Main Campus did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students. North Dakota State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in Fargo, North Dakota that handed out 2,588 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at North Dakota State University come from such countries as India, China, and Bangladesh. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at North Dakota State University is about $13,757 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $11,123 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, North Dakota State University also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#10

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

Winona State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking, coming in at #10. This medium-sized public school is located in Winona, Minnesota, and it awarded 1,822 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.2% are international. Students from as far away as China, Taiwan, and South Korea come to Winona State to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Winona State is about $15,766 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $12,030 a year in average tuition and fees.

In addition to its great ranking here, Winona State is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#11

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley State University landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students. Grand Valley State University is a large public school located in Allendale, Michigan that handed out 5,421 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 1.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at GVSU are India, China, and Saudi Arabia. International students at GVSU can expect to pay, on average, about $18,610 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,208 per year.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, GVSU also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#12

Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois

Western Illinois University ranked #12 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students list. Located in Macomb, Illinois, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria come to WIU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at WIU runs, on average, about $12,940. Graduate students pay around $11,803 a year in average tuition and fees.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, WIU also is in the top 10% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#13

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

Eastern Illinois University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students list. EIU is located in Charleston, Illinois and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,244 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 4.3% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at EIU are India, China, and Nigeria. International students at EIU can expect to pay, on average, about $13,974 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $20,442 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, EIU also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#14

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Saint Cloud State University landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students. Located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, the fairly large public school handed out 2,065 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 9.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at St. Cloud State University are Nepal, India, and China. International students at St. Cloud State University can expect to pay, on average, about $16,948 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $12,446 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#15

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, South Dakota

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking. Located in Rapid City, South Dakota, the small public school awarded 465 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Nepal come to SD Mines to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SD Mines is about $15,080 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $19,250 per year.

In addition to its great ranking here, SD Mines is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#16

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

Missouri State University - Springfield did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking, coming in at #16. Missouri State is located in Springfield, Missouri and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,756 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 5.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, Saudi Arabia, and India come to Missouri State to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Missouri State runs, on average, about $15,898. Graduate students pay around $11,524 a year in average tuition and fees.

Missouri State excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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#17

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Southeast Missouri State University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking. Southeast Missouri State University is a fairly large public school located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri that handed out 1,711 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.7% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Southeast Missouri State University are China, India, and Saudi Arabia. International students at Southeast Missouri State University can expect to pay, on average, about $13,830 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $10,513 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#18

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

University of North Dakota came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking. UND is a fairly large public school situated in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It awarded 2,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 6.8% are international. Students from as far away as China, Canada, and Japan come to UND to study. International students at UND can expect to pay, on average, about $15,895 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $19,958 per year.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, UND also is in the top 10% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#19

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #19 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students. This large public school is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and it awarded 8,988 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UMN Twin Cities to study. International students at UMN Twin Cities can expect to pay, on average, about $33,325 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $28,845 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#20

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking. Florida State is located in Tallahassee, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 9,688 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 4.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Panama come to Florida State to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Florida State is about $21,683 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $26,707 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. Florida State excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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#21

Hunter College

New York, New York

Hunter College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking. Hunter College is a large public school located in New York, New York that handed out 3,496 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Hunter are China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Hunter runs, on average, about $15,332. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,828 per year.

Hunter also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools in this category.

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#22

University of Northern Iowa

Cedar Falls, Iowa

University of Northern Iowa did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking, coming in at #22. Located in Cedar Falls, Iowa, the fairly large public school handed out 2,500 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.1% are international. Students studying at UNI come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, China, and Mexico. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UNI is about $21,222 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $22,648 a year in average tuition and fees.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, UNI also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#23

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking. Located in Houston, Texas, the large public school handed out 7,631 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.9% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UH are India, China, and Vietnam. International students at UH can expect to pay, on average, about $21,749 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,748 a year in average tuition and fees.

UH excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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With a ranking of #24, Florida International University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students. Located in Miami, Florida, the large public school awarded 12,352 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 7.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Venezuela, and India come to FIU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at FIU runs, on average, about $18,963. Graduate students pay around $24,211 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 88%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois

With a ranking of #25, Illinois State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students. Illinois State is a public institution located in Normal, Illinois. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,822 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.5% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Illinois State are India, Panama, and China. International students at Illinois State can expect to pay, on average, about $20,427 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $11,030 a year in average tuition and fees.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, Illinois State also is in the top 10% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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Rest of the Top 15% Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi students

Not only did these schools make the top 43 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#27

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
#28

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
#29

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
#30

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
#31

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
#32

Queens College

Queens, New York
#33

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
#34

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana
#35

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
#36

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
#37

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
#38

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
#40

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
#42

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
#43

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Value Colleges for Bangladeshi Students ranking:

Rank College Location
44 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
45 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
46 Baruch College New York, NY
47 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
48 SUNY Plattsburgh Plattsburgh, NY
49 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
50 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
51 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
52 University of Idaho Moscow, ID
53 Binghamton University Vestal, NY
54 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
55 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
56 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
57 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 25 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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