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

362 Colleges
$18,168 Avg Tuition & Fees*
33% 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. 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 Taiwanese Students ranking.

We analyzed 362 colleges and universities across the United States to determine which were the best for Taiwanese 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 Taiwan

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Our 2021 rankings named Brigham Young University - Provo the best affordable school for Taiwanese students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Provo, Utah, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 7,007 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 3.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at BYU are Canada, South Korea, and China. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at BYU runs, on average, about $5,790. 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. In addition to its Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking, and one of the reasons why the school is on the list, BYU is ranked #2 for overall value in the United States.

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Out of the 362 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Brigham Young University - Hawaii landed the #2 spot on the list. BYU - H is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Laie, Hawaii. It awarded 623 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 40.8% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea come to BYU - H to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at BYU - H runs, on average, about $5,720.

On top of its placing in this ranking, BYU - H also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of South Florida - Main Campus. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Taiwanese students list. USF Tampa is a large public school situated in Tampa, Florida. It awarded 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.8% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at USF Tampa are India, China, and Saudi Arabia. International students at USF Tampa can expect to pay, on average, about $17,324 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $21,126 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 90%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. 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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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Brigham Young University - Idaho. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Taiwanese students list. 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.

Around 15.5% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at BYU - I are Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. International students at BYU - I can expect to pay, on average, about $4,208 a year to attend the school.

On top of its placing in this ranking, BYU - I also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#5

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

A rank of #5 on our list means Winona State University is a great place for Taiwanese students working on their bachelor’s degree. This medium-sized public school is located in Winona, Minnesota, and it awarded 1,822 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 3.2% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Winona State come from such countries as China, Taiwan, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Winona State runs, on average, about $15,766. 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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#6

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

Iowa State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking, coming in at #6. This large public school is located in Ames, Iowa, and it awarded 7,380 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.5% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Iowa State come from such countries as China, India, and Malaysia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Iowa State is about $24,508 a year, on average. 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. In addition to its great ranking here, Iowa State is in the top 10% of all schools on our overall value list.

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With a ranking of #7, Southwest Minnesota State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students. Southwest Minnesota State University is located in Marshall, Minnesota and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 484 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 2.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Southwest Minnesota State University are Nepal, Taiwan, and Nigeria. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Southwest Minnesota State University runs, on average, about $8,874. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $8,190 per year.

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#8

University of Minnesota - Morris

Morris, Minnesota

With a ranking of #8, University of Minnesota - Morris did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students. University of Minnesota - Morris is a small public school located in Morris, Minnesota that handed out 385 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UMN Morris are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UMN Morris is about $15,632 a year, on average.

On top of its placing in this ranking, UMN Morris also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 1% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#9

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

With a ranking of #9, University of Wyoming did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students. Located in Laramie, Wyoming, the fairly large public school handed out 2,387 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.7% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UW come from such countries as China, India, and Canada. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UW is about $14,803 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $16,009 a year in average tuition and fees.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, UW also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#10

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the large public school awarded 8,988 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 12.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UMN Twin Cities are China, India, and South Korea. 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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#11

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students list. This large public school is located in Houston, Texas, and it awarded 7,631 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 7.9% of the total student population at the school is international. 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. Graduate students pay around $18,748 a year in average tuition and fees.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, UH also is in the top 15% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#12

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California

California State University - Long Beach did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking, coming in at #12. Located in Long Beach, California, the large public school handed out 8,950 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 6.4% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at CSULB are 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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#13

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Western Michigan University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking, coming in at #13. Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the large public school handed out 3,824 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at WMU runs, on average, about $16,041. Graduate students pay around $31,355 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#14

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students list. Lubbock, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 6,599 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.7% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, China, and Bangladesh come to Texas Tech to study. International students at Texas Tech can expect to pay, on average, about $19,260 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $15,651 per year.

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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#15

University of Minnesota - Duluth

Duluth, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Duluth did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking, coming in at #15. Duluth, Minnesota is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,162 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 2.3% are international. Students studying at UMN Duluth come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UMN Duluth runs, on average, about $18,880. Graduate students pay around $28,708 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#16

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking. 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.

International students make up 4.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Florida State are China, India, and Panama. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Florida State runs, on average, about $21,683. Graduate students pay around $26,707 a year in average tuition and fees.

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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#17

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama

University of Alabama at Birmingham did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking, coming in at #17. UAB is a large public school situated in Birmingham, Alabama. It awarded 2,613 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.8% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at UAB are India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UAB is about $20,400 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $19,188 per year.

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#18

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

University of North Texas ranked #18 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students list. Denton, Texas is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 7,639 students in 2018-2019.

Around 6.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to UNT to study. International students at UNT can expect to pay, on average, about $21,172 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $15,384 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#19

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking, coming in at #19. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the large public school handed out 5,953 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 11.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as India, China, and South Korea come to NC State to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at NC State runs, on average, about $29,220. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $28,999 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. In addition to its great ranking here, NC State is in the top 15% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#20

Hunter College

New York, New York

Hunter College ranked #20 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students list. Hunter is a large public school situated in New York, New York. It awarded 3,496 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 4.9% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Hunter are China, South Korea, and India. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Hunter runs, on average, about $15,332. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,828 per year.

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

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#21

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York

With a ranking of #21, Fashion Institute of Technology did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students. This medium-sized public school is located in New York, New York, and 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. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at FIT SUNY runs, on average, about $22,312. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,506 per year.

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

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#22

San Jose State University

San Jose, California

With a ranking of #22, San Jose State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students. Located in San Jose, California, the large public school handed out 6,826 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 12.2% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at San Jose State are India, China, and Vietnam. International students at San Jose State can expect to pay, on average, about $19,732 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,790 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 87%.

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#23

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York

With a ranking of #23, Stony Brook University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students. Stony Brook, New York is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,945 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 16.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at SUNY Stony Brook come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SUNY Stony Brook is about $27,845 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $25,348 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#24

Queens College

Queens, New York

With a ranking of #24, Queens College did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students. Queens College is a fairly large public school located in Queens, New York that handed out 3,873 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.7% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at QC come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. International students at QC can expect to pay, on average, about $15,488 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $21,042 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#25

Illinois State University

Normal, Illinois

Illinois State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese Students ranking, coming in at #25. Normal, Illinois is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 4,822 students in 2018-2019.

Around 2.5% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Illinois State are India, Panama, and China. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Illinois State is about $20,427 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $11,030 per year.

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

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Value Colleges for Taiwanese students

Not only did these schools make the top 50 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
#29

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Menomonie, Wisconsin
#31

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
#32

University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota
#33

California State University - Fullerton

Fullerton, California
#34

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri
#35

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
#36

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York
#37

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
#38

Baruch College

New York, New York
#39

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania
#40

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
#41

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
#42

The University of Texas at Dallas

Richardson, Texas
#43

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
#44

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, New York
#46

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
#47

Utah State University

Logan, Utah
#50

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

Rest of the Top 15% Best Value Colleges in the United States for International Students

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Rank College Location
51 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
52 Florida International University Miami, FL
53 University of Idaho Moscow, ID
54 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
55 Minnesota State University - Moorhead Moorhead, MN

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
56 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH
57 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
58 Missouri State University - Springfield Springfield, MO
59 Oregon State University Corvallis, OR
60 University at Albany Albany, NY
61 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
62 Louisiana Tech University Ruston, LA
63 Washington State University Pullman, WA
64 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
65 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
66 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
67 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
68 Marshall University Huntington, WV
69 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
70 Wichita State University Wichita, KS
Rank College Location
71 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
72 Murray State University Murray, KY
73 Dallas Baptist University Dallas, TX

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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%.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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