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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in Kentucky for Students from Nepal

8 Colleges
$26,269 Avg Tuition & Fees*
28% 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 Kentucky ranking - to help you make that decision.

Our analysis looked at 8 schools in Kentucky to determine which ones were the best for Nepali students in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky for Students from Nepal

See which schools came out on top of our ranking:

#1

Berea College

Berea, Kentucky

Our 2021 rankings named Berea College the best affordable school for Nepali students in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. Berea is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Berea, Kentucky. It awarded 349 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.7% are international. Students from as far away as Kenya, Zimbabwe, and Haiti come to Berea to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Berea runs, on average, about $44,700.

Berea did well in our overall value rankings, too. It placed #2 on our overall best for the money list.

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#2

Northern Kentucky University

Highland Heights, Kentucky

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Northern Kentucky University. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Nepali students in Kentucky list. NKU is located in Highland Heights, Kentucky and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,197 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 2.6% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and China come to NKU to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at NKU is about $20,256 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $17,358 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#3

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky

A rank of #3 on our list means University of Louisville is a great place for Nepali students in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Louisville, Kentucky, the large public school awarded 3,155 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UofL come from such countries as India, China, and Iran. International students at UofL can expect to pay, on average, about $27,954 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $27,310 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#4

Murray State University

Murray, Kentucky

A rank of #4 on our list means Murray State University is a great place for Nepali students in Kentucky working on their bachelor’s degree. Murray, Kentucky is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,611 students 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 Murray State are India, Saudi Arabia, and South Korea. International students at Murray State can expect to pay, on average, about $24,792 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $14,400 per year.

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#5

University of Kentucky

Lexington, Kentucky

Out of the 8 schools in Kentucky that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Kentucky landed the #5 spot on the list. University of Kentucky is a large public school located in Lexington, Kentucky that handed out 5,535 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.0% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UK are China, India, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UK runs, on average, about $30,680. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $32,564 per year.

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#6

Western Kentucky University

Bowling Green, Kentucky

Western Kentucky University ranked #6 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in Kentucky list. Located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the fairly large public school handed out 3,158 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.1% are international. Students studying at WKU come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, China, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at WKU is about $26,496 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,340 per year.

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#7

University of the Cumberlands

Williamsburg, Kentucky

University of the Cumberlands landed the #7 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in Kentucky. Located in Williamsburg, Kentucky, the fairly large private not-for-profit school handed out 600 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 39.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Cumberlands come from such countries as India, China, and Bangladesh. International students at Cumberlands can expect to pay, on average, about $9,875 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $5,970 per year.

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#8

Campbellsville University

Campbellsville, Kentucky

Campbellsville University ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Nepali Students in Kentucky list. Campbellsville University is a fairly large private not-for-profit school situated in Campbellsville, Kentucky. It awarded 409 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 58.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Japan come to Campbellsville University to study. International students at Campbellsville University can expect to pay, on average, about $25,400 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $12,690 per year.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Tuition and Fees and Avg 4-Year Grad Rate are for the top 8 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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