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

217 Colleges
$19,791 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeInternational students have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Indonesian Students ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

After analyzing 217 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Indonesian students. 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 U.S. for Students from Indonesia

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Brigham Young University - Provo tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Indonesian students. BYU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Provo, Utah. The school has a large population, and it awarded 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at BYU are Canada, South Korea, and China. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at BYU is about $5,790 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $7,290 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%. BYU did well in our overall value rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall best for the money list.

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#2

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Western Michigan University helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Indonesian students. Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the large public school awarded 3,824 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 8.3% are 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. Graduate students pay around $31,355 a year in average tuition and fees.

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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A rank of #3 on our list means Brigham Young University - Hawaii is a great place for Indonesian students working on their bachelor’s degree. BYU - H is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Laie, Hawaii. It awarded 623 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 40.8% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at BYU - H come from such countries as Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. International students at BYU - H can expect to pay, on average, about $5,720 a year to attend the school.

On top of its placing in this ranking, BYU - H 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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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of South Florida - Main Campus helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Indonesian students. 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. International students at USF Tampa can expect to pay, on average, about $17,324 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $21,126 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. 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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#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. This large public school is located in Ames, Iowa, and it awarded 7,380 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.5% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Malaysia come to Iowa State to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Iowa State runs, on average, about $24,508. 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

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking. 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.

Of the total number of students at the school, 12.0% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UMN Twin Cities to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities runs, on average, about $33,325. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,845 per year.

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

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#7

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Duluth did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking, coming in at #7. Duluth, Minnesota is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,162 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 2.3% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UMN Duluth are China, India, and South Korea. International students at UMN Duluth can expect to pay, on average, about $18,880 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $28,708 a year in average tuition and fees.

In addition to its great ranking here, UMN Duluth is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#8

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

With a ranking of #8, Texas Tech University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students. Located in Lubbock, Texas, the large public school awarded 6,599 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.7% are international. Students studying at Texas Tech come from such countries as 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 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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California State Polytechnic University - Pomona did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking, coming in at #9. Cal Poly Pomona is a public institution located in Pomona, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 4,810 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 6.8% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Cal Poly Pomona are China, Kuwait, and South Korea. International students at Cal Poly Pomona can expect to pay, on average, about $19,276 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,334 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 86%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students. Located in Mankato, Minnesota, the fairly large public school handed out 2,479 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 9.2% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Minnesota State Mankato are Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato is about $16,730 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $8,474 per year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Minnesota State Mankato 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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#11

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students list. UH is located in Houston, Texas and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,631 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UH is about $21,749 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,748 per year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, UH 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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#12

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham ranked #12 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students list. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, the large public school awarded 2,613 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 4.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at UAB come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UAB is about $20,400 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $19,188 per year.

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#13

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking. K -State is located in Manhattan, Kansas and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,048 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 7.4% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at K -State are China, Saudi Arabia, and India. International students at K -State can expect to pay, on average, about $26,316 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $24,115 a year in average tuition and fees.

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California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California

California State University - Long Beach landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students. CSULB is a public institution located in Long Beach, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,950 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 6.4% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at CSULB are India, China, and Japan. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSULB is about $18,714 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $17,772 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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#15

San Jose State University

San Jose, California

With a ranking of #15, San Jose State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students. San Jose State University is a large public school located in San Jose, California that handed out 6,826 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 12.2% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at San Jose State come from such countries as India, China, and Vietnam. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at San Jose State runs, on average, about $19,732. Graduate students pay around $18,790 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%.

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#16

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Lincoln came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking. This large public school is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, and it awarded 4,859 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UNL are 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.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, UNL also is in the top 20% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#17

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students list. Fashion Institute of Technology is a medium-sized public school located in New York, New York that handed out 1,669 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 11.9% are international. Students from as far away as South Korea, China, and India come to FIT SUNY to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at FIT SUNY is about $22,312 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,506 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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#18

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

University of Kansas came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking. Located in Lawrence, Kansas, the large public school handed out 4,536 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 8.1% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to KU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at KU runs, on average, about $28,034. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $25,007 per year.

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#19

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

With a ranking of #19, University of Central Florida did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students. Located in Orlando, Florida, the large public school handed out 14,087 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.0% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to UCF to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UCF runs, on average, about $22,467. 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 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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The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 83 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at SBTS come from such countries as South Korea, Canada, and Nigeria. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SBTS is about $20,796 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $11,776 per year.

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#21

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, California

California State University - Fullerton did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking, coming in at #21. Cal State Fullerton is located in Fullerton, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 9,996 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 7.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Cal State Fullerton come from such countries as India, China, and Kuwait. International students at Cal State Fullerton can expect to pay, on average, about $18,804 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,862 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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With a ranking of #22, Florida International University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students. Florida International University is a large public school located in Miami, Florida that handed out 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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at FIU is about $18,963 a year, on average. 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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#23

Queens College

Queens, New York

Queens College came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking. Queens College is a fairly large public school located in Queens, New York that handed out 3,873 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, South Korea, and India come to QC to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at QC is about $15,488 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,042 per year.

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#24

California State University - Northridge

Northridge, California

With a ranking of #24, California State University - Northridge did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students. CSUN is a public institution located in Northridge, California. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,062 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.7% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as Kuwait, China, and India come to CSUN to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSUN is about $18,857 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,915 per year.

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Kent State University at Kent did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Indonesian Students ranking, coming in at #25. Kent State is located in Kent, Ohio and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,465 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 5.9% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to Kent State to study. International students at Kent State can expect to pay, on average, about $19,478 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,952 per year.

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

Not only did these schools make the top 33 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas
#27

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
#29

Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon
#30

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
#31

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
#33

Andrews University

Berrien Springs, Michigan

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
34 University of North Texas Denton, TX
35 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
36 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
37 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
38 Baruch College New York, NY
39 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
40 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
41 University of Florida Gainesville, FL
42 Washington State University Pullman, WA
43 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
44 Wichita State University Wichita, KS

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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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