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

147 Colleges
$20,818 Avg Tuition & Fees*
34% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeWhen pursuing a degree in today's world, international students have many different options to choose from. College Factual was founded, in part, to help students make the decision as to what would be the best school for them. Our Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking is part of that endeavor.

Our analysis looked at 147 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for Jordanian students. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall value.

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Top Value Colleges in the U.S. for Students from Jordan

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Our 2021 rankings named Brigham Young University - Provo the best affordable school for Jordanian students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Provo, Utah, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.8% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at BYU come from such countries as Canada, South Korea, and China. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at BYU runs, on average, about $5,790. Graduate students pay around $7,290 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. BYU also took the #2 spot in our overall best for the money rankings.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend University of South Florida - Main Campus. The school came in at #2 in this year’s ranking. 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 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. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,126 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 90%. 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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#3

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

A rank of #3 on our list means Western Michigan University is a great place for Jordanian students working on their bachelor’s degree. WMU is a large public school situated in Kalamazoo, Michigan. It awarded 3,824 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 8.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and China come to WMU to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at WMU is about $16,041 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $31,355 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, WMU 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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#4

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 #4 in this year’s ranking. Iowa State is a public institution located in Ames, Iowa. The school has a large population, and it awarded 7,380 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.5% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Iowa State come from such countries as China, India, and Malaysia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Iowa State is about $24,508 a year, on average. 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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#5

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

Out of the 147 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, South Dakota State University landed the #5 spot on the list. This fairly large public school is located in Brookings, South Dakota, and it awarded 2,026 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 India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal come to South Dakota State to study. International students at South Dakota State can expect to pay, on average, about $12,589 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $16,675 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, South Dakota 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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#6

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking, coming in at #6. Texas Tech is a large public school situated in Lubbock, Texas. It awarded 6,599 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Texas Tech come from such countries as India, China, and Bangladesh. 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.

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

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#7

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York

Binghamton University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students. Binghamton University is located in Vestal, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,888 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 13.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Binghamton University are China, India, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Binghamton University runs, on average, about $27,791. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $25,384 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Binghamton University 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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North Dakota State University - Main Campus came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Fargo, North Dakota, and it awarded 2,588 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Bangladesh come to North Dakota State University to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at North Dakota State University is about $13,757 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $11,123 per year.

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

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#9

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

University of North Texas landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students. Located in Denton, Texas, the large public school awarded 7,639 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 6.9% are international. Students studying at UNT come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. International students at UNT can expect to pay, on average, about $21,172 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $15,384 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#10

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

With a ranking of #10, University of Toledo did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students. Located in Toledo, Ohio, the fairly large public school awarded 3,077 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 7.8% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at University of Toledo are Saudi Arabia, India, and China. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at University of Toledo is about $19,547 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $26,411 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#11

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

University of Central Florida came in at #11 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. 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. International students at UCF can expect to pay, on average, about $22,467 a year to attend the school. 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. 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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#12

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the large public school awarded 8,988 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UMN Twin Cities are China, India, and South Korea. International students at UMN Twin Cities can expect to pay, on average, about $33,325 a year to attend the school. 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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With a ranking of #13, Ohio University - Athens Campus did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students. This large public school is located in Athens, Ohio, and it awarded 7,349 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.2% are international. Students studying at OHIO Athens come from such countries as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. International students at OHIO Athens can expect to pay, on average, about $22,406 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,712 per year.

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#14

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Central Michigan University came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. Located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, the fairly large public school awarded 4,343 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.6% of the total student body at the school. 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. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,150 per year.

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#15

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Charlotte came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the large public school awarded 5,974 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.0% are international. Students studying at UNC Charlotte come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UNC Charlotte runs, on average, about $20,339. Graduate students pay around $20,864 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#16

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students. 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.

International students make up 7.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UH come from such countries as India, China, and Vietnam. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UH runs, on average, about $21,749. Graduate students pay around $18,748 a year in average tuition and fees.

UH 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

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California

With a ranking of #17, California State University - Long Beach did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students. CSULB is a large public school situated in Long Beach, California. It awarded 8,950 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.4% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at CSULB are India, China, and Japan. International students at CSULB can expect to pay, on average, about $18,714 a year to attend the school. 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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#18

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the large public school awarded 5,953 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 11.5% are international. Students studying at NC State come from such countries as India, China, and South Korea. 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.

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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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska

University of Nebraska - Lincoln did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking, coming in at #19. Located in Lincoln, Nebraska, the large public school awarded 4,859 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.9% are international. Students from as far away as China, Malaysia, and India come to UNL to study. International students at UNL can expect to pay, on average, about $25,806 a year to attend the school. 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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Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking, coming in at #20. Indiana, Pennsylvania is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,152 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.6% are international. Students studying at IUP come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, India, and China. International students at IUP can expect to pay, on average, about $19,107 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,333 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#21

Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita State University landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students. WSU is a fairly large public school situated in Wichita, Kansas. It awarded 2,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.4% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at WSU come from such countries as India, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at WSU is about $17,480 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $14,845 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#22

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida came in at #22 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students ranking. UF is a public institution located in Gainesville, Florida. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,663 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 8.4% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UF are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UF is about $28,659 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $30,130 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. 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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#23

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

Kansas State University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students list. This large public school is located in Manhattan, Kansas, and it awarded 4,048 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, Saudi Arabia, and India come to K -State to study. 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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Youngstown State University

Youngstown, Ohio

Youngstown State University landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students. Youngstown State University is a fairly large public school situated in Youngstown, Ohio. It awarded 1,645 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.6% are international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and Kuwait come to Youngstown State University to study. International students at Youngstown State University can expect to pay, on average, about $9,309 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $9,478 per year.

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University of Oklahoma Norman Campus ranked #25 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Jordanian Students list. Located in Norman, Oklahoma, the large public school awarded 4,805 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.5% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at University of Oklahoma come from such countries as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at University of Oklahoma runs, on average, about $24,444. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $23,236 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 92%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
26 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
27 University of Idaho Moscow, ID
28 Utah State University Logan, UT
29 Florida International University Miami, FL
30 Oakland University Rochester Hills, MI

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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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