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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Georgia for Students from India

18 Colleges
$25,636 Avg Tuition & Fees*
31% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

It's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for international students. College Factual has developed its Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 18 schools in Georgia, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Indian students in Georgia. 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 Georgia for Students from India

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Georgia State University

Atlanta, Georgia

Our 2021 rankings named Georgia State University the best affordable school for Indian students in Georgia working on their bachelor’s degree. This large public school is located in Atlanta, Georgia, and it awarded 5,196 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Georgia State to study. 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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#2

University of Georgia

Athens, Georgia

Out of the 18 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Georgia landed the #2 spot on the list. This large public school is located in Athens, Georgia, and it awarded 8,022 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.2% are international. Students studying at UGA come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. International students at UGA can expect to pay, on average, about $31,120 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $27,476 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 95%. UGA also made our overall value list, coming in at #5.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Georgia Institute of Technology - Main Campus. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Indian students in Georgia list. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the large public school awarded 3,717 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 23.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to Georgia Tech to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Georgia Tech runs, on average, about $33,794. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $31,164 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 97%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Georgia Tech 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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#4

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia

Out of the 18 schools in Georgia that were part of this year’s ranking, Georgia Southern University landed the #4 spot on the list. Statesboro, Georgia is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,502 students in 2018-2019.

Around 2.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Nigeria, Honduras, and Bangladesh come to GaSou to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at GaSou is about $17,517 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,982 per year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, GaSou 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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#5

Mercer University

Macon, Georgia

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Mercer University. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Macon, Georgia is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,205 students in 2018-2019.

Around 2.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam come to Mercer to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Mercer runs, on average, about $25,828. Graduate students pay around $15,722 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. Mercer did well in our overall value rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall best for the money list.

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#6

Augusta University

Augusta, Georgia

Augusta University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia ranking. This medium-sized public school is located in Augusta, Georgia, and it awarded 1,061 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 1.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Brazil come to Augusta University to study. International students at Augusta University can expect to pay, on average, about $24,210 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $20,712 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#7

Columbus State University

Columbus, Georgia

Columbus State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia list. Located in Columbus, Georgia, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,050 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 1.7% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, South Korea, and China come to CSU to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSU is about $17,295 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $13,264 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#8

Savannah State University

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah State University landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia. Savannah State University is a small public school located in Savannah, Georgia that handed out 579 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 1.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Savannah State University come from such countries as Burkina Faso, Bahamas, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Savannah State University runs, on average, about $16,624. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $14,846 per year.

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#9

Valdosta State University

Valdosta, Georgia

Valdosta State University came in at #9 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia ranking. Located in Valdosta, Georgia, the fairly large public school awarded 1,503 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.1% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at VSU come from such countries as South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Japan. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at VSU runs, on average, about $17,638. Graduate students pay around $18,682 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#10

Clark Atlanta University

Atlanta, Georgia

With a ranking of #10, Clark Atlanta University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 483 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 Saudi Arabia, India, and Libya come to CAU to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at CAU is about $23,144 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,796 per year.

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#11

Clayton State University

Morrow, Georgia

Clayton State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia ranking, coming in at #11. Located in Morrow, Georgia, the medium-sized public school handed out 938 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 1.6% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Clayton State University are Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Clayton State University is about $16,260 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $13,885 per year.

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Georgia Southwestern State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia ranking, coming in at #12. Located in Americus, Georgia, the small public school handed out 431 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 1.8% are international. Students studying at GSW come from such countries as South Korea, India, and China. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at GSW is about $16,222 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $15,242 per year.

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#13

University of West Georgia

Carrollton, Georgia

University of West Georgia ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia list. University of West Georgia is a fairly large public school located in Carrollton, Georgia that handed out 1,896 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 1.1% are international. Students studying at University of West Georgia come from such countries as China, Nigeria, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at University of West Georgia is about $17,450 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $18,854 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Savannah College of Art and Design ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia list. SCAD is a private not-for-profit institution located in Savannah, Georgia. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,269 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 23.4% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at SCAD are China, India, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at SCAD runs, on average, about $38,075. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $38,975 per year.

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#15

Georgia College & State University

Milledgeville, Georgia

With a ranking of #15, Georgia College & State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia. Georgia College is located in Milledgeville, Georgia and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,304 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 0.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Georgia College come from such countries as Germany, Nigeria, and India. International students at Georgia College can expect to pay, on average, about $28,710 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,868 per year.

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#16

Fort Valley State University

Fort Valley, Georgia

Fort Valley State University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia ranking. This small public school is located in Fort Valley, Georgia, and it awarded 331 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 0.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, Nigeria, and Nepal come to Fort Valley State University to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Fort Valley State University runs, on average, about $16,553. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $13,804 per year.

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#17

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Georgia

With a ranking of #17, Agnes Scott College did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia. Agnes Scott is located in Decatur, Georgia and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 254 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 7.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Agnes Scott are China, India, and Ghana. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Agnes Scott runs, on average, about $42,690. Graduate students pay around $16,360 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Agnes Scott did well in our overall value rankings, too. It placed #4 on our overall best for the money list.

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#18

Emory University

Atlanta, Georgia

With a ranking of #18, Emory University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indian Students in Georgia. Emory is a private not-for-profit institution located in Atlanta, Georgia. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,598 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 17.2% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Emory are China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Emory runs, on average, about $53,804. Graduate students pay around $43,642 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 18 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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