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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in the Southeast Region for Students from India

132 Colleges
$21,016 Avg Tuition & Fees*
33% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

With all of the options international students have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

Our analysis looked at 132 schools in the Southeast Region to determine which ones were the best for Indian students in the Southeast Region. Our ranking methodology focuses on a number of different objective factors - such as the overall value of the school, number of total international students at the school, and the percentage of international students on campus - to make this determination.

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Top Value Colleges in the Southeast Region for Students from India

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

University of South Florida - Main Campus tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Indian students in the Southeast Region. USF Tampa is a public institution located in Tampa, Florida. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.8% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to USF Tampa to study. 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.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. As a testament to the value of education it offers, USF Tampa also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Southern Arkansas University Main Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Indian students in the Southeast Region list. Located in Magnolia, Arkansas, the small public school handed out 495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 6.7% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus are India, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Southern Arkansas University Main Campus runs, on average, about $13,480. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $9,462 per year.

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#3

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at North Carolina State University helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Indian students in the Southeast Region. NC State is located in Raleigh, North Carolina and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,953 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 11.5% are international. Students from as far away as India, China, and South Korea come to NC State to study. International students at NC State can expect to pay, on average, about $29,220 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $28,999 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. 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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#4

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of North Carolina at Charlotte helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Indian students in the Southeast Region. UNC Charlotte is a public institution located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,974 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at UNC Charlotte come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. International students at UNC Charlotte can expect to pay, on average, about $20,339 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $20,864 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#5

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

A rank of #5 on our list means Florida State University is a great place for Indian students in the Southeast Region working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the large public school awarded 9,688 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.6% are international. Students studying at Florida State come from such countries as China, India, and Panama. International students at Florida State can expect to pay, on average, about $21,683 a year to attend the school. 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. In addition to its great ranking here, Florida State is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall value list.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. UF is a large public school situated in Gainesville, Florida. It awarded 9,663 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 8.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UF to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UF is about $28,659 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $30,130 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 96%. UF 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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University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama

With a ranking of #7, University of South Alabama did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. This fairly large public school is located in Mobile, Alabama, and it awarded 1,940 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 2.6% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at USA are Kuwait, India, and Saudi Arabia. International students at USA can expect to pay, on average, about $16,292 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $16,112 per year.

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University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #8. Southern Miss is located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,470 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 2.7% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Southern Miss are India, Nepal, and China. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Southern Miss runs, on average, about $10,896. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $10,896 per year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Southern Miss 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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Florida International University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking. FIU is located in Miami, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 12,352 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 7.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at FIU come from such countries as China, Venezuela, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at FIU is about $18,963 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,211 per year.

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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#10

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

University of Central Florida landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. UCF is a public institution located in Orlando, Florida. The school has a large population, and it awarded 14,087 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.0% are 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. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,657 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UCF 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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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. UAB is a public institution located in Birmingham, Alabama. The school has a large population, and it awarded 2,613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.8% are international. Students studying at UAB come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. International students at UAB can expect to pay, on average, about $20,400 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $19,188 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Arkansas State University - Main Campus landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. Arkansas State University - Main Campus is a fairly large public school located in Jonesboro, Arkansas that handed out 1,850 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at A-State come from such countries as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. International students at A-State can expect to pay, on average, about $15,860 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $11,408 per year.

A-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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#13

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia

Virginia Tech landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. Virginia Tech is a large public school situated in Blacksburg, Virginia. It awarded 7,156 bachelor’s degrees 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. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $30,489 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 93%.

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University of Alabama in Huntsville

Huntsville, Alabama

University of Alabama in Huntsville ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region list. UAH is a medium-sized public school situated in Huntsville, Alabama. It awarded 1,348 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.6% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UAH are India, China, and Nepal. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UAH is about $23,518 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $25,256 per year.

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West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

West Virginia University landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. Located in Morgantown, West Virginia, the large public school awarded 4,561 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 7.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and China come to WVU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at WVU runs, on average, about $25,320. Graduate students pay around $26,154 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Marshall University

Huntington, West Virginia

With a ranking of #16, Marshall University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. Marshall University is a fairly large public school situated in Huntington, West Virginia. It awarded 1,741 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.4% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Marshall University come from such countries as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Marshall University runs, on average, about $19,266. Graduate students pay around $21,062 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

Louisiana Tech University ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region list. This fairly large public school is located in Ruston, Louisiana, and it awarded 1,495 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.2% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Nepal come to Louisiana Tech to study. International students at Louisiana Tech can expect to pay, on average, about $16,356 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $16,344 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Louisiana Tech also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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University of Arkansas

Fayetteville, Arkansas

University of Arkansas did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #18. UARK is a large public school situated in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It awarded 5,181 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.2% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UARK are China, India, and Panama. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UARK is about $25,872 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $22,121 per year.

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University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

University of North Florida did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking, coming in at #19. University of North Florida is a fairly large public school located in Jacksonville, Florida that handed out 3,493 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 2.2% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Brazil come to UNF to study. 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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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Florida Atlantic University ranked #20 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region list. FAU is located in Boca Raton, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,855 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.0% are international. Students studying at FAU come from such countries as India, China, and Brazil. International students at FAU can expect to pay, on average, about $17,324 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,482 per year.

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#21

Mississippi College

Clinton, Mississippi

Mississippi College came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Clinton, Mississippi, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 750 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.7% are international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, China, and India come to MC to study. International students at MC can expect to pay, on average, about $18,800 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $12,130 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, MC 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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#22

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

Murray State University came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking. Located in Murray, Kentucky, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,611 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 3.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Murray State are India, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Murray State runs, on average, about $24,792. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $14,400 per year.

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Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

Georgia State University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking. Georgia State University is a large public school located in Atlanta, Georgia that handed out 5,196 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.5% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Georgia State are China, India, and South Korea. International students at Georgia State can expect to pay, on average, about $24,517 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $24,790 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University of Mississippi

University, Mississippi

With a ranking of #24, University of Mississippi did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region. Located in University, Mississippi, the large public school awarded 4,610 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.7% are international. Students studying at Ole Miss come from such countries as India, China, and Nepal. International students at Ole Miss can expect to pay, on average, about $25,100 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $25,099 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Troy University

Troy, Alabama

Troy University ranked #25 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region list. Troy, Alabama is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,450 students in 2018-2019.

Around 4.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at TROY come from such countries as China, India, and Nepal. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at TROY is about $16,708 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $16,156 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in the Southeast Region ranking:

Rank College Location
26 Alcorn State University Alcorn State, MS

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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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