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

107 Colleges
$20,794 Avg Tuition & Fees*
32% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeWith all of the options international students have for higher education today, it can be tough to choose which direction to take. One of our goals at College Factual is to give you as much information as we can - such as our Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking - to help you make that decision.

We analyzed 107 colleges and universities across the United States to determine which were the best for Norwegian students. 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 U.S. for Students from Norway

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Our 2021 rankings named University of South Florida - Main Campus the best affordable school for Norwegian students working on their bachelor’s degree. USF Tampa is located in Tampa, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,684 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at USF Tampa is about $17,324 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,126 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 90%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. USF Tampa 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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#2

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

Out of the 107 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, University of Wyoming landed the #2 spot on the list. Located in Laramie, Wyoming, the fairly large public school awarded 2,387 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to UW to study. 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.

On top of its placing in this ranking, UW 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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You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around if you attend South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. The school came in at #3 in this year’s ranking. Located in Rapid City, South Dakota, the small public school awarded 465 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 5.4% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Nepal come to SD Mines to study. International students at SD Mines can expect to pay, on average, about $15,080 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $19,250 per year.

In addition to its great ranking here, SD Mines is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#4

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of North Dakota helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Norwegian students. UND is a fairly large public school situated in Grand Forks, North Dakota. It awarded 2,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.8% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, Canada, and Japan come to UND to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UND runs, on average, about $15,895. Graduate students pay around $19,958 a year in average tuition and fees.

UND excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 10% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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#5

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at University of Minnesota - Twin Cities helped the school earn the #5 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Norwegian students. UMN Twin Cities is located in Minneapolis, Minnesota and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,988 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 12.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to UMN Twin Cities to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities runs, on average, about $33,325. 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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California State University - Long Beach landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian 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. Students studying at CSULB come from such countries as India, China, and Japan. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at CSULB runs, on average, about $18,714. Graduate students pay around $17,772 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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Minnesota State University - Moorhead did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking, coming in at #7. This medium-sized public school is located in Moorhead, Minnesota, and it awarded 1,242 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 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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California State University - Monterey Bay came in at #8 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking. CSUMB is a medium-sized public school situated in Seaside, California. It awarded 1,953 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at CSUMB are Japan, China, and Germany. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSUMB is about $19,023 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,081 per year.

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#9

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. Located in Houston, Texas, the large public school awarded 7,631 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UH are India, China, and Vietnam. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UH is about $21,749 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $18,748 a year in average tuition and fees.

In addition to its great ranking here, UH is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#10

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University landed the #10 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. Florida State is a public institution located in Tallahassee, Florida. The school has a large population, and it awarded 9,688 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 4.6% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Panama come to Florida State to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Florida State is about $21,683 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $26,707 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Florida State 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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University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. UAB is located in Birmingham, Alabama and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,613 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 4.8% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to UAB to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UAB runs, on average, about $20,400. Graduate students pay around $19,188 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#12

Queens College

Queens, New York

Queens College came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking. Queens College is a fairly large public school located in Queens, New York that handed out 3,873 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.7% are international. Students studying at QC come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at QC runs, on average, about $15,488. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,042 per year.

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Florida International University landed the #13 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. Miami, Florida is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 12,352 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.6% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, Venezuela, and India come to FIU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at FIU runs, on average, about $18,963. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,211 per year.

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

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#14

University of Utah

Salt Lake City, Utah

University of Utah landed the #14 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. U of U is a public institution located in Salt Lake City, Utah. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,236 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at U of U come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at U of U is about $27,220 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $26,640 per year.

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

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#15

Baruch College

New York, New York

Baruch College came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking. New York, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,824 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. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Baruch runs, on average, about $15,412. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,880 per year.

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

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California State University - San Marcos

San Marcos, California

California State University - San Marcos did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking, coming in at #16. CSUSM is located in San Marcos, California and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,660 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.6% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at CSUSM are China, Japan, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at CSUSM is about $19,597 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,655 per year.

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Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking, coming in at #17. FIT SUNY is a medium-sized public school situated in New York, New York. It awarded 1,669 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 11.9% are international. Students from as far away as South Korea, China, and India come to FIT SUNY to study. International students at FIT SUNY can expect to pay, on average, about $22,312 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,506 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 89%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year.

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University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. UF is a large public school situated in Gainesville, Florida. It awarded 9,663 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 8.4% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UF come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. International students at UF can expect to pay, on average, about $28,659 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $30,130 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 96%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. UF 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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San Diego State University

San Diego, California

San Diego State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking, coming in at #19. SDSU is located in San Diego, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,159 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 7.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Kuwait come to SDSU to study. International students at SDSU can expect to pay, on average, about $19,390 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,448 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 89%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#20

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

University of North Carolina at Charlotte landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. Located in Charlotte, North Carolina, the large public school handed out 5,974 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.0% of the total student body at the school. 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. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,864 per year.

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California State University - Northridge

Northridge, California

California State University - Northridge ranked #21 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students list. California State University - Northridge is a large public school located in Northridge, California that handed out 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. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at CSUN runs, on average, about $18,857. Graduate students pay around $17,915 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#22

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

With a ranking of #22, Stony Brook University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. This large public school is located in Stony Brook, New York, and it awarded 4,945 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 16.9% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and South Korea come to SUNY Stony Brook to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook runs, on average, about $27,845. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $25,348 per year.

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

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Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Florida Atlantic University came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students ranking. Boca Raton, Florida is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,855 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at FAU are India, China, and Brazil. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at FAU runs, on average, about $17,324. Graduate students pay around $18,482 a year in average tuition and fees.

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Arizona State University - Tempe landed the #24 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. ASU - Tempe is located in Tempe, Arizona and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 10,401 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 16.2% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at ASU - Tempe are China, India, and Saudi Arabia. International students at ASU - Tempe can expect to pay, on average, about $29,428 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $27,048 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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University of Oklahoma Norman Campus landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Norwegian Students. University of Oklahoma is a large public school situated in Norman, Oklahoma. It awarded 4,805 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.5% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to University of Oklahoma to study. International students at University of Oklahoma can expect to pay, on average, about $24,444 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $23,236 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 92%.

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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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