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

74 Colleges
$19,062 Avg Tuition & Fees*
26% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeInternational students have lots of options to chooose from today when trying to decide which college to attend. College Factual has developed its Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 74 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Mongolian 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 Mongolia

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Our 2021 rankings named Brigham Young University - Provo the best affordable school for Mongolian 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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at BYU is about $5,790 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $7,290 per year.

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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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Brigham Young University - Idaho helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Mongolian students. 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. The top three countries sending students to study at BYU - I are Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at BYU - I is about $4,208 a year, on average.

BYU - I 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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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Missouri State University - Springfield helped the school earn the #3 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Mongolian students. This large public school is located in Springfield, Missouri, and it awarded 3,756 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, Saudi Arabia, and India come to Missouri State to study. International students at Missouri State can expect to pay, on average, about $15,898 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $11,524 per year.

In addition to its great ranking here, Missouri State is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall value list.

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Mongolian students. Minneapolis, Minnesota is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,988 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 12.0% are international. Students studying at UMN Twin Cities come from such countries as 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. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,845 per year.

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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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend North Dakota State University - Main Campus. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Mongolian students list. North Dakota State University is located in Fargo, North Dakota and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,588 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.4% are international. 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. Graduate students pay around $11,123 a year in average tuition and fees.

North Dakota State University 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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With a ranking of #6, Minnesota State University - Mankato did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. Minnesota State Mankato is a fairly large public school situated in Mankato, Minnesota. It awarded 2,479 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 9.2% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Minnesota State Mankato are Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato runs, on average, about $16,730. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $8,474 per year.

Minnesota State Mankato 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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#7

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

Lindenwood University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. Located in Saint Charles, Missouri, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school awarded 1,829 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students 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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Lindenwood University is about $18,100 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $18,100 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

With a ranking of #8, Saint Cloud State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. Saint Cloud, Minnesota is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,065 students in 2018-2019.

Around 9.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Nepal, India, and China come to St. Cloud State University to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at St. Cloud State University runs, on average, about $16,948. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $12,446 per year.

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With a ranking of #9, Minnesota State University - Moorhead did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. This medium-sized public school is located in Moorhead, Minnesota, and it awarded 1,242 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at MSU Moorhead are Nepal, Nigeria, and Japan. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at MSU Moorhead is about $16,586 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $9,540 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#10

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California

California State University - Long Beach landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. Located in Long Beach, California, the large public school handed out 8,950 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 6.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Japan come to CSULB to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at CSULB runs, on average, about $18,714. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,772 per year.

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

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#11

University of Central Arkansas

Conway, Arkansas

University of Central Arkansas did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students ranking, coming in at #11. Conway, Arkansas is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,747 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.8% are international. Students from as far away as Côte d’Ivoire, Bahamas, and China come to UCA to study. International students at UCA can expect to pay, on average, about $15,998 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $11,558 a year in average tuition and fees.

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With a ranking of #12, Maharishi International University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. MIU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Fairfield, Iowa. The school has a small population, and it awarded 115 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 61.3% are international. Students from as far away as Nepal, Ethiopia, and China come to MIU to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at MIU is about $16,530 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,530 per year.

MIU 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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#13

San Jose State University

San Jose, California

With a ranking of #13, San Jose State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. This large public school is located in San Jose, California, and it awarded 6,826 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.2% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Vietnam come to San Jose State to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at San Jose State is about $19,732 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,790 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

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University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

University of Kansas did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students ranking, coming in at #14. KU is located in Lawrence, Kansas and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 4,536 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 8.1% are international. Students studying at KU come from such countries as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at KU is about $28,034 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $25,007 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#15

Queens College

Queens, New York

Queens College did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students ranking, coming in at #15. Queens, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,873 students 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. Graduate students pay around $21,042 a year in average tuition and fees.

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California State University - Northridge

Northridge, California

California State University - Northridge landed the #16 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian 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. The top three countries sending students to study at CSUN are Kuwait, China, and India. International students at CSUN can expect to pay, on average, about $18,857 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $17,915 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University at Albany

Albany, New York

University at Albany ranked #17 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students list. Located in Albany, New York, the fairly large public school handed out 3,525 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 8.5% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UAlbany come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. International students at UAlbany can expect to pay, on average, about $27,766 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $25,193 per year.

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University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

University of Illinois at Chicago ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students list. UIC is a large public school situated in Chicago, Illinois. It awarded 4,524 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.1% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UIC come from such countries as India, China, and Iran. International students at UIC can expect to pay, on average, about $29,514 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $27,140 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

With a ranking of #19, University of Utah did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. University of Utah is a large public school located in Salt Lake City, Utah that handed out 5,236 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 China, India, and South Korea come to U of U to study. International students at U of U can expect to pay, on average, about $27,220 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $26,640 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

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, California

With a ranking of #20, California State University - Fullerton did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. Located in Fullerton, California, the large public school awarded 9,996 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Cal State Fullerton come from such countries as India, China, and Kuwait. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Cal State Fullerton runs, on average, about $18,804. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,862 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

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#21

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington

Central Washington University ranked #21 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students list. Located in Ellensburg, Washington, the fairly large public school awarded 2,789 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.0% are international. Students from as far away as Japan, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam come to CWU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at CWU runs, on average, about $23,954. Graduate students pay around $24,404 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#22

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, California

San Francisco State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students ranking, coming in at #22. Located in San Francisco, California, the large public school awarded 6,508 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 7.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Japan come to SFSU to study. International students at SFSU can expect to pay, on average, about $19,146 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,204 per year.

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University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee landed the #23 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. This large public school is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and it awarded 3,641 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.1% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UWM are China, Saudi Arabia, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UWM is about $21,168 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $25,282 per year.

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California State University - East Bay ranked #24 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students list. Hayward, California is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,195 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 8.0% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Cal State East Bay are China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Cal State East Bay is about $18,880 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $17,938 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#25

Baruch College

New York, New York

Baruch College landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Mongolian Students. Located in New York, New York, the fairly large public school awarded 3,824 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 12.3% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Baruch are China, South Korea, and India. International students at Baruch can expect to pay, on average, about $15,412 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,880 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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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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