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

151 Colleges
$19,710 Avg Tuition & Fees*
36% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeWhen pursuing a degree in today's world, international students have many different options to choose from. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking - to help you make that decision.

After analyzing 151 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Ecuadorian 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 Ecuador

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Our analysis found Brigham Young University - Provo to be the best affordable school for Ecuadorian students in this year’s ranking. Provo, Utah is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 7,007 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.8% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at BYU are Canada, South Korea, and China. International students at BYU can expect to pay, on average, about $5,790 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $7,290 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. BYU did well in our overall value rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall best for the money list.

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A rank of #2 on our list means University of South Florida - Main Campus is a great place for Ecuadorian students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Tampa, Florida, the large public school handed out 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.8% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at USF Tampa come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at USF Tampa is about $17,324 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,126 per year.

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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A rank of #3 on our list means Brigham Young University - Idaho is a great place for Ecuadorian students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Rexburg, Idaho, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 5,537 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 15.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at BYU - I are Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at BYU - I runs, on average, about $4,208.

BYU - I 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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#4

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Iowa State University helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Ecuadorian students. Iowa State is a large public school situated in Ames, Iowa. It awarded 7,380 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 10.5% of the total student population at the school is international. 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.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Iowa State 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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A rank of #5 on our list means Florida International University is a great place for Ecuadorian students working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in Miami, Florida, and it awarded 12,352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.6% of the total student body at the school. 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.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#6

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students list. University of Minnesota - Twin Cities is a large public school located in Minneapolis, Minnesota that handed out 8,988 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.0% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UMN Twin Cities come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities is about $33,325 a year, on average. 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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Minnesota State University - Mankato did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking, coming in at #7. Minnesota State Mankato is a fairly large public school situated in Mankato, Minnesota. It awarded 2,479 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 9.2% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Minnesota State Mankato are Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato runs, on average, about $16,730. Graduate students pay around $8,474 a year in average tuition and fees.

Minnesota State Mankato 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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#8

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

With a ranking of #8, Lindenwood University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students. Located in Saint Charles, Missouri, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,829 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 9.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Lindenwood University come from such countries as Venezuela, Panama, and Canada. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Lindenwood University runs, on average, about $18,100. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,100 per year.

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#9

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

With a ranking of #9, University of Central Florida did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students. This large public school is located in Orlando, Florida, and it awarded 14,087 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 4.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at UCF come from such countries as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UCF is about $22,467 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $28,657 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. On top of its placing in this ranking, UCF also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#10

Hunter College

New York, New York

Hunter College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking. New York, New York is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,496 students in 2018-2019.

Around 4.9% of the total student population at the school is 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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#11

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking. Lubbock, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,599 students 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 Texas Tech are India, China, and Bangladesh. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Texas Tech is about $19,260 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $15,651 a year in average tuition and fees.

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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#12

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas

West Texas A&M University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking, coming in at #12. West Texas A&M University is a medium-sized public school located in Canyon, Texas that handed out 1,746 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.2% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as Vietnam, Saudi Arabia, and India come to West Texas A&M University to study. International students at West Texas A&M University can expect to pay, on average, about $9,541 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $7,727 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, West Texas A&M University also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#13

Queens College

Queens, New York

With a ranking of #13, Queens College did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students. QC is a public institution located in Queens, New York. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,873 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at QC are China, South Korea, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at QC is about $15,488 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $21,042 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#14

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking, coming in at #14. UH is a public institution located in Houston, Texas. The school has a large population, and it awarded 7,631 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Vietnam come to UH to study. 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.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, UH also is in the top 15% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida ranked #15 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students list. Gainesville, Florida is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 9,663 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 8.4% are international. Students studying at UF come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UF runs, on average, about $28,659. Graduate students pay around $30,130 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. On top of its placing in this ranking, UF 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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University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and it awarded 2,470 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 2.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, Nepal, and China come to Southern Miss to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Southern Miss runs, on average, about $10,896. Graduate students pay around $10,896 a year in average tuition and fees.

Southern Miss 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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#17

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking, coming in at #17. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the large public school awarded 5,953 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 11.5% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at NC State come from such countries as India, China, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at NC State runs, on average, about $29,220. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,999 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. In addition to its great ranking here, NC State is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall value list.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students. Florida State University is a large public school located in Tallahassee, Florida that handed out 9,688 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.6% of the total student body at the school. 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. Graduate students pay around $26,707 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 94%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Florida State also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 5% of all schools in this category.

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Ohio University - Athens Campus ranked #19 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students list. OHIO Athens is located in Athens, Ohio and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,349 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.2% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at OHIO Athens are China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at OHIO Athens runs, on average, about $22,406. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,712 per year.

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#20

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Lincoln came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking. Lincoln, Nebraska is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,859 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.9% are international. Students studying at UNL come from such countries as China, Malaysia, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UNL runs, on average, about $25,806. Graduate students pay around $18,879 a year in average tuition and fees.

UNL also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#21

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking, coming in at #21. K -State is a public institution located in Manhattan, Kansas. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,048 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at K -State come from such countries as China, Saudi Arabia, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at K -State runs, on average, about $26,316. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,115 per year.

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#22

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

University of North Florida came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking. Jacksonville, Florida is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,493 students in 2018-2019.

Around 2.2% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UNF are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Brazil. International students at UNF can expect to pay, on average, about $19,407 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $22,974 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#23

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

With a ranking of #23, Florida Atlantic University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students. Located in Boca Raton, Florida, the large public school awarded 5,855 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 4.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at FAU come from such countries as India, China, and Brazil. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at FAU runs, on average, about $17,324. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,482 per year.

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#24

Baruch College

New York, New York

Baruch College came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students ranking. Baruch is located in New York, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,824 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 12.3% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Baruch are China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Baruch runs, on average, about $15,412. Graduate students pay around $20,880 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.

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Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Tech landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Ecuadorian Students. Blacksburg, Virginia is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 7,156 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 11.1% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Virginia Tech are China, India, and South Korea. International students at Virginia Tech can expect to pay, on average, about $32,835 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $30,489 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 93%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
26 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
27 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
28 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
29 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
30 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
31 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA

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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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