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2021 Best Affordable Colleges in the United States for Students from Sri Lanka

174 Colleges
$17,115 Avg Tuition & Fees*
31% 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. Our mission at College Factual is to arm you with as much information as we can to help you make that decision. Our Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking is one tool we have developed to help in this regard.

We analyzed 174 colleges and universities across the United States to determine which were the best for Sri Lankan students. Instead of depending on subjective information, we focus on objective factors to determine this ranking. These factors include such things as the total number of international students at the school and the school's overall value.

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Top Value Colleges in the U.S. for Students from Sri Lanka

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Brigham Young University - Provo tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Sri Lankan students. BYU is located in Provo, Utah and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,007 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

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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#2

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

Out of the 174 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, South Dakota State University landed the #2 spot on the list. South Dakota State is a public institution located in Brookings, South Dakota. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,026 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 6.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at South Dakota State come from such countries as India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at South Dakota State runs, on average, about $12,589. Graduate students pay around $16,675 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, South Dakota State 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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A rank of #3 on our list means University of South Florida - Main Campus is a great place for Sri Lankan 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. The top three countries sending students to study at USF Tampa are India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at USF Tampa runs, on average, about $17,324. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $21,126 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. On top of its placing in this ranking, USF Tampa 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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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Minnesota State University - Mankato helped the school earn the #4 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for Sri Lankan students. Minnesota State Mankato is a public institution located in Mankato, Minnesota. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,479 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 9.2% are international. 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. Graduate students pay around $8,474 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Minnesota State Mankato also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#5

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend MSU Texas. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Sri Lankan students list. MSU Texas is located in Wichita Falls, Texas and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,201 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 8.7% are international. Students from as far away as Dominica, India, and China come to MSU Texas to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at MSU Texas runs, on average, about $11,329. Graduate students pay around $7,779 a year in average tuition and fees.

MSU Texas excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 20% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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#6

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

With a ranking of #6, Iowa State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students. Iowa State is located in Ames, Iowa and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,380 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 10.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Iowa State come from such countries as China, India, and Malaysia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Iowa State runs, on average, about $24,508. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $25,952 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. Iowa State 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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#7

Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri

With a ranking of #7, Truman State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students. Kirksville, Missouri is the setting for this medium-sized institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 1,216 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.7% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Truman State come from such countries as China, Nepal, and Vietnam. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Truman State runs, on average, about $15,314. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $16,186 per year.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 86%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Truman State also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools in this category.

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#8

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

With a ranking of #8, University of Wyoming did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students. UW is located in Laramie, Wyoming and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,387 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at UW come from such countries as China, India, and Canada. International students at UW can expect to pay, on average, about $14,803 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $16,009 a year in average tuition and fees.

In addition to its great ranking here, UW is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#9

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University ranked #9 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students list. Texas Tech is located in Lubbock, Texas and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 6,599 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 5.7% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Texas Tech come from such countries as India, China, and Bangladesh. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Texas Tech runs, on average, about $19,260. Graduate students pay around $15,651 a year in average tuition and fees.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, Texas Tech also is in the top 10% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#10

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Western Michigan University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking. Kalamazoo, Michigan is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,824 students in 2018-2019.

Around 8.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at WMU come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, India, and China. International students at WMU can expect to pay, on average, about $16,041 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $31,355 a year in average tuition and fees.

WMU excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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#11

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

With a ranking of #11, Saint Cloud State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students. St. Cloud State University is a fairly large public school situated in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. It awarded 2,065 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 9.6% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at St. Cloud State University are Nepal, India, and China. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at St. Cloud State University is about $16,948 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $12,446 per year.

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#12

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

Eastern Illinois University landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students. EIU is a public institution located in Charleston, Illinois. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,244 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.3% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at EIU come from such countries as India, China, and Nigeria. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at EIU runs, on average, about $13,974. Graduate students pay around $20,442 a year in average tuition and fees.

EIU 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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#13

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Southeast Missouri State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking, coming in at #13. Located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the fairly large public school handed out 1,711 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Southeast Missouri State University come from such countries as China, India, and Saudi Arabia. International students at Southeast Missouri State University can expect to pay, on average, about $13,830 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $10,513 per year.

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University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

University of South Dakota did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking, coming in at #14. USD is a medium-sized public school situated in Vermillion, South Dakota. It awarded 1,352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 2.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at USD are China, India, and Nepal. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at USD runs, on average, about $12,807. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $12,637 per year.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, USD also is in the top 10% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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North Dakota State University - Main Campus did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking, coming in at #15. Fargo, North Dakota is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,588 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.4% are international. Students studying at North Dakota State University come from such countries as India, China, and Bangladesh. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at North Dakota State University runs, on average, about $13,757. Graduate students pay around $11,123 a year in average tuition and fees.

North Dakota State University excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

Winona State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking, coming in at #16. Winona State University is a medium-sized public school located in Winona, Minnesota that handed out 1,822 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 3.2% are international. Students studying at Winona State come from such countries as China, Taiwan, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Winona State is about $15,766 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $12,030 per year.

In addition to its great ranking here, Winona State is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall value list.

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Wichita State University

Wichita, Kansas

Wichita State University came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking. WSU is located in Wichita, Kansas and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,231 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 10.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, Saudi Arabia, and Sri Lanka come to WSU to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at WSU runs, on average, about $17,480. Graduate students pay around $14,845 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#18

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Rapid City, South Dakota

South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students list. SD Mines is a small public school situated in Rapid City, South Dakota. It awarded 465 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Nepal come to SD Mines to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SD Mines is about $15,080 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $19,250 a year in average tuition and fees.

SD Mines 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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#19

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston ranked #19 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students list. UH is located in Houston, Texas and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 7,631 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 7.9% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Vietnam come to UH to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UH is about $21,749 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,748 per year.

UH excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 15% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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#20

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, New York

SUNY Oswego landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students. Located in Oswego, New York, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,806 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 2.7% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at SUNY Oswego are South Korea, China, and Canada. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SUNY Oswego is about $18,627 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,280 per year.

In addition to its great ranking here, SUNY Oswego is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#21

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas

With a ranking of #21, Kansas State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students. Manhattan, Kansas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,048 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, Saudi Arabia, and India come to K -State to study. International students at K -State can expect to pay, on average, about $26,316 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,115 per year.

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#22

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio

University of Toledo did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking, coming in at #22. University of Toledo is a fairly large public school located in Toledo, Ohio that handed out 3,077 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and China come to University of Toledo to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at University of Toledo is about $19,547 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $26,411 a year in average tuition and fees.

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University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

University of North Dakota ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students list. This fairly large public school is located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and it awarded 2,231 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UND are China, Canada, and Japan. International students at UND can expect to pay, on average, about $15,895 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $19,958 per year.

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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#24

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #24 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking. UMN Twin Cities is a large public school situated in Minneapolis, Minnesota. It awarded 8,988 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities is about $33,325 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,845 per year.

With a freshman retention rate of 93%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#25

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota

University of Mary landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students. Bismarck, North Dakota is the setting for this small institution of higher learning. The private not-for-profit school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 532 students in 2018-2019.

Around 0.3% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at UMary come from such countries as Canada, United Kingdom, and Nepal. International students at UMary can expect to pay, on average, about $19,074 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $17,694 a year in average tuition and fees.

UMary excels when it comes to value. It’s ranked in the top 5% of all schools on our overall best for the money list.

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Rest of the Top 15% Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan students

Not only did these schools make the top 26 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, Louisiana

Honorable Mentions

These schools also performed well in our Best Value Colleges for Sri Lankan Students ranking:

Rank College Location
27 Bowling Green State University - Main Campus Bowling Green, OH
28 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
29 University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
30 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology Socorro, NM
31 University of North Texas Denton, TX
32 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
33 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
34 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
35 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN

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Notes and References

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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