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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Michigan for Students from Nepal

10 Colleges
$29,314 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% 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. 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 Nepali Students in Michigan ranking.

After analyzing 10 schools in Michigan, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Nepali students in Michigan. 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 Michigan for Students from Nepal

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley State University tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Nepali students in Michigan. This large public school is located in Allendale, Michigan, and it awarded 5,421 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 1.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at GVSU come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at GVSU is about $18,610 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,208 per year.

GVSU also made our overall value list, coming in at #4.

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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 Nepali students in Michigan. WMU is located in Kalamazoo, Michigan and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,824 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 8.3% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at WMU come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, India, and China. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at WMU is about $16,041 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $31,355 per year.

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#3

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

A rank of #3 on our list means Central Michigan University is a great place for Nepali students in Michigan working on their bachelor’s degree. Central Michigan is a fairly large public school situated in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It awarded 4,343 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Central Michigan are India, China, and Saudi Arabia. International students at Central Michigan can expect to pay, on average, about $23,331 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $17,150 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#4

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center, Michigan

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend Saginaw Valley State University. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Located in University Center, Michigan, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,527 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.8% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Saginaw Valley State University are Saudi Arabia, China, and Nepal. International students at Saginaw Valley State University can expect to pay, on average, about $25,401 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,780 per year.

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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend University of Michigan - Flint. The school came in at #5 in this year’s ranking. Flint, Michigan is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,096 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.1% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UM Flint come from such countries as India, Saudi Arabia, and China. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UM Flint is about $23,155 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,523 per year.

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#6

Oakland University

Rochester Hills, Michigan

Oakland University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in Michigan list. Located in Rochester Hills, Michigan, the fairly large public school handed out 3,500 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.7% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to Oakland to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Oakland is about $24,735 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $24,648 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#7

Wayne State University

Detroit, Michigan

Wayne State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in Michigan ranking, coming in at #7. This large public school is located in Detroit, Michigan, and it awarded 3,652 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 6.1% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Wayne State are India, Canada, and China. International students at Wayne State can expect to pay, on average, about $31,499 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $37,215 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#8

Michigan Technological University

Houghton, Michigan

With a ranking of #8, Michigan Technological University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in Michigan. Located in Houghton, Michigan, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,197 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.6% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Iran come to Michigan Tech to study. International students at Michigan Tech can expect to pay, on average, about $36,988 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,759 per year.

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#9

Michigan State University

East Lansing, Michigan

Michigan State University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in Michigan list. East Lansing, Michigan is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 8,997 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to Michigan State to study. International students at Michigan State can expect to pay, on average, about $40,384 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $37,056 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 91%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#10

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor ranked #10 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in Michigan list. Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, the large public school awarded 7,815 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 14.9% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at U-M are China, India, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at U-M runs, on average, about $52,997. Graduate students pay around $48,532 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 10 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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