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

222 Colleges
$19,020 Avg Tuition & Fees*
35% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeInternational students have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. 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 Italian Students ranking.

After analyzing 222 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Italian 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 Italy

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Our analysis found Brigham Young University - Provo to be the best affordable school for Italian 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. Students from as far away as Canada, South Korea, and China come to BYU to study. 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 not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #2 on our overall value list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Brigham Young University - Idaho. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Italian students list. Rexburg, Idaho is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,537 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 15.5% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as Canada, Mexico, and Brazil come to BYU - I to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at BYU - I runs, on average, about $4,208.

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

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Out of the 222 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of South Florida - Main Campus landed the #3 spot on the list. USF Tampa is a large public school situated in Tampa, Florida. 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.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, USF Tampa is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#4

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

A rank of #4 on our list means Truman State University is a great place for Italian students working on their bachelor’s degree. This medium-sized public school is located in Kirksville, Missouri, and it awarded 1,216 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 6.7% are international. Students from as far away as China, Nepal, and Vietnam come to Truman State to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Truman State is about $15,314 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $16,186 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%. As a testament to the value of education it offers, Truman State also is in the top 1% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#5

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 #5 in this year’s ranking. UW is a public institution located in Laramie, Wyoming. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,387 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.7% are international. Students studying at UW come from such countries as China, India, and Canada. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UW is about $14,803 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $16,009 per year.

UW 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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#6

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

Iowa State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking. 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. The top three countries sending students to study at Iowa State are China, India, and Malaysia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Iowa State runs, on average, about $24,508. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $25,952 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. 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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#7

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Italian Students list. GVSU is a public institution located in Allendale, Michigan. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,421 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 1.6% are international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to GVSU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at GVSU runs, on average, about $18,610. Graduate students pay around $17,208 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#8

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Italian Students list. This large public school is located in Lubbock, Texas, and it awarded 6,599 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.7% are international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Bangladesh come to Texas Tech to study. International students at Texas Tech can expect to pay, on average, about $19,260 a year to attend the school. 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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With a ranking of #9, Florida International University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students. 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. 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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#10

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking, coming in at #10. Located in Tallahassee, Florida, the large public school awarded 9,688 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Florida State are China, India, and Panama. 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.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. On top of its placing in this ranking, Florida State 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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#11

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking. UMN Twin Cities is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,988 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

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. 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.

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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#12

Hunter College

New York, New York

Hunter College landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students. Located in New York, New York, the large public school awarded 3,496 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Hunter come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Hunter runs, on average, about $15,332. Graduate students pay around $20,828 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#13

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking. 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.

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. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,748 per year.

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

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#14

Queens College

Queens, New York

Queens College came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Queens, New York, and it awarded 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. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at QC runs, on average, about $15,488. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,042 per year.

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#15

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

With a ranking of #15, University of Illinois at Chicago did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students. Located in Chicago, Illinois, the large public school handed out 4,524 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 12.1% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UIC are India, China, and Iran. International students at UIC can expect to pay, on average, about $29,514 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $27,140 per year.

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#16

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

Lindenwood University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking, coming in at #16. Lindenwood University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Saint Charles, Missouri that handed out 1,829 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 9.9% are international. Students studying at Lindenwood University come from such countries as Venezuela, Panama, and Canada. International students at Lindenwood University can expect to pay, on average, about $18,100 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,100 per year.

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#17

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Charlotte came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking. University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a large public school located in Charlotte, North Carolina that handed out 5,974 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to UNC Charlotte to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UNC Charlotte is about $20,339 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,864 per year.

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#18

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi

University of Southern Mississippi came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking. Southern Miss is a public institution located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,470 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 2.7% are international. Students studying at Southern Miss come from such countries as 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.

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

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#19

Baruch College

New York, New York

With a ranking of #19, Baruch College did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students. This fairly large public school is located in New York, New York, and it awarded 3,824 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Baruch is about $15,412 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,880 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%.

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#20

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

University of Central Florida ranked #20 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Italian Students list. UCF is located in Orlando, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 14,087 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.0% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UCF are 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%. 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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#21

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California

California State University - Long Beach came in at #21 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking. California State University - Long Beach is a large public school located in Long Beach, California that handed out 8,950 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.4% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at CSULB come from such countries as 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.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 88%.

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#22

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Central Michigan University landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students. Located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, the fairly large public school awarded 4,343 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 3.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Central Michigan come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Central Michigan is about $23,331 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $17,150 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#23

San Diego State University

San Diego, California

San Diego State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking, coming in at #23. Located in San Diego, California, the large public school handed out 8,159 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.9% are international. Students studying at SDSU come from such countries as China, India, and Kuwait. International students at SDSU can expect to pay, on average, about $19,390 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,448 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#24

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students. FIT SUNY is a public institution located in New York, New York. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 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. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at FIT SUNY runs, on average, about $22,312. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,506 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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#25

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Italian Students ranking, coming in at #25. UF is a large public school situated in Gainesville, Florida. It awarded 9,663 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 8.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UF to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UF runs, on average, about $28,659. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $30,130 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the value of education it offers, UF also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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

Not only did these schools make the top 34 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
#27

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
#28

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
#29

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas
#30

Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah
#32

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
#33

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
35 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
36 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
37 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
38 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
39 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
40 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
41 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
42 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
43 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
44 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
45 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, 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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