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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region for Students from Nepal

15 Colleges
$27,394 Avg Tuition & Fees*
35% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

When pursuing a degree in today's world, international students have many different options to choose from. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 15 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region to determine which ones were the best for Nepali students in the Rocky Mountains Region. To come up with this ranking, we look at a number of factors that are all objective measurements. These factors include the school's overall value as determined by our Best Colleges for the Money ranking and the percentage of international students on campus.

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Top Value Colleges in the Rocky Mountains Region for Students from Nepal

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Our analysis found Brigham Young University - Provo to be the best affordable school for Nepali students in the Rocky Mountains Region in this year’s ranking. Located in Provo, Utah, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.8% are international. Students studying at BYU come from such countries as Canada, South Korea, and China. International students at BYU can expect to pay, on average, about $5,790 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $7,290 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. BYU did well in our overall value rankings, too. It placed #1 on our overall best for the money list.

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#2

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of Wyoming helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Nepali students in the Rocky Mountains Region. University of Wyoming is a fairly large public school located in Laramie, Wyoming that handed out 2,387 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UW are 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 not only placed well in this ranking, but it is also #3 on our overall value list.

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A rank of #3 on our list means Brigham Young University - Idaho is a great place for Nepali students in the Rocky Mountains Region working on their bachelor’s degree. 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.

Of the total number of students at the school, 15.5% are international. 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.

BYU - I did well in our overall value rankings, too. It placed #5 on our overall best for the money list.

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#4

University of Idaho

Moscow, Idaho

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend University of Idaho. The school came in at #4 in this year’s ranking. Moscow, Idaho is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,848 students in 2018-2019.

Around 6.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at U of I come from such countries as China, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal. International students at U of I can expect to pay, on average, about $27,540 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $29,112 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#5

Utah State University

Logan, Utah

Out of the 15 schools in the Rocky Mountains Region that were part of this year’s ranking, Utah State University landed the #5 spot on the list. USU is a large public school situated in Logan, Utah. It awarded 4,531 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 1.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at USU are China, India, and South Korea. International students at USU can expect to pay, on average, about $22,197 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $21,334 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

University of Utah did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking, coming in at #6. This large public school is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and it awarded 5,236 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.0% of the total student body at the school. 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.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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Southern Utah University

Cedar City, Utah

Southern Utah University landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region. Southern Utah University is a fairly large public school located in Cedar City, Utah that handed out 1,203 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Southern Utah University are China, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Southern Utah University runs, on average, about $20,586. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,548 per year.

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Colorado State University - Fort Collins ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Located in Fort Collins, Colorado, the large public school handed out 5,498 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to Colorado State to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Colorado State runs, on average, about $30,622. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,142 per year.

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Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

Montana State University landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region. MSU Bozeman is a public institution located in Bozeman, Montana. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,551 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at MSU Bozeman are Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and China. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at MSU Bozeman runs, on average, about $25,855. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,502 per year.

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Boise State University

Boise, Idaho

With a ranking of #10, Boise State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region. Boise State University is a large public school located in Boise, Idaho that handed out 3,473 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 1.7% are international. Students from as far away as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea come to Boise State to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Boise State is about $24,988 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $26,566 per year.

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Colorado Mesa University

Grand Junction, Colorado

Colorado Mesa University landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region. Colorado Mesa University is a medium-sized public school located in Grand Junction, Colorado that handed out 1,189 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 1.2% are international. Students studying at Colorado Mesa come from such countries as Nigeria, Canada, and Nepal. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Colorado Mesa is about $21,619 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $14,078 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, Colorado

University of Colorado Boulder ranked #12 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region list. This large public school is located in Boulder, Colorado, and it awarded 6,744 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 8.7% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to CU - Boulder to study. International students at CU - Boulder can expect to pay, on average, about $36,702 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $33,014 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#13

Regis University

Denver, Colorado

Regis University ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region list. Denver, Colorado is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 952 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.9% are international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, Nepal, and India come to Regis U to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Regis U runs, on average, about $38,180. Graduate students pay around $14,441 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University of Denver

Denver, Colorado

University of Denver came in at #14 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. Located in Denver, Colorado, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 1,626 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.3% are international. Students from as far away as China, Saudi Arabia, and India come to DU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at DU runs, on average, about $52,515. Graduate students pay around $51,639 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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Colorado College

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in the Rocky Mountains Region ranking. This small private not-for-profit school is located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and it awarded 581 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 Colorado College are China, Canada, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Colorado College runs, on average, about $58,086. Graduate students pay around $39,408 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 15 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%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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