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

273 Colleges
$20,662 Avg Tuition & Fees*
35% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeIt's not easy to decide which college to attend when there are so many options available for international students. College Factual has developed its Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

After analyzing 273 schools in the United States, we came up with our list of those that offered the best educational experiences for Turkish students. Our ranking methodology focuses on a number of different objective factors - such as the overall value of the school, number of total international students at the school, and the percentage of international students on campus - to make this determination.

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Top Value Colleges in the U.S. for Students from Turkey

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University of South Florida - Main Campus tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Turkish students. Located in Tampa, Florida, the large public school handed out 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.8% are international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to USF Tampa to study. 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.

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

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

Out of the 273 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Iowa State University landed the #2 spot on the list. Iowa State is a large public school situated in Ames, Iowa. It awarded 7,380 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 10.5% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Iowa State are 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.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. 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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#3

SUNY New Paltz

New Paltz, New York

A rank of #3 on our list means SUNY New Paltz is a great place for Turkish students working on their bachelor’s degree. SUNY New Paltz is a medium-sized public school located in New Paltz, New York that handed out 1,925 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 2.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at SUNY New Paltz are India, Turkey, and China. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at SUNY New Paltz runs, on average, about $18,412. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,532 per year.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 86%. SUNY New Paltz also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 10% of all schools in this category.

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#4

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Out of the 273 schools in the United States that were part of this year’s ranking, Western Michigan University landed the #4 spot on the list. 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 from as far away as Saudi Arabia, India, and China come to WMU to study. 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.

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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#5

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Binghamton University. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Turkish students list. Binghamton University is a fairly large public school situated in Vestal, New York. It awarded 3,888 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 13.9% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Binghamton University come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Binghamton University is about $27,791 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $25,384 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 91%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. In addition to its great ranking here, Binghamton University is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#6

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students. 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. The top three countries sending students to study at Texas Tech are India, China, and Bangladesh. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Texas Tech runs, on average, about $19,260. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $15,651 per year.

Texas Tech 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

Hunter College

New York, New York

Hunter College ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students list. Hunter is located in New York, New York and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,496 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 4.9% of the total student body at the school. 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. Graduate students pay around $20,828 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Hunter also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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South Dakota School of Mines and Technology landed the #8 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students. Located in Rapid City, South Dakota, the small public school handed out 465 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.4% are international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Nepal come to SD Mines to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at SD Mines runs, on average, about $15,080. Graduate students pay around $19,250 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, SD Mines also did well on our overall best for the money list. It’s in the top 15% of all schools reviewed in this analysis.

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#9

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities landed the #9 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students. Located in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the large public school handed out 8,988 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 12.0% are 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. Graduate students pay around $28,845 a year in average tuition and fees.

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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#10

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Saint Cloud State University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. St. Cloud State University is a public institution located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 2,065 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 9.6% are international. Students from as far away as Nepal, India, and China come to St. Cloud State University to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at St. Cloud State University is about $16,948 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $12,446 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#11

Queens College

Queens, New York

Queens College landed the #11 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students. Queens, New York is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,873 students in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to QC to study. 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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#12

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston landed the #12 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students. UH is a public institution located in Houston, Texas. The school has a large population, and it awarded 7,631 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 7.9% are international. Students studying at UH come from such countries as 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.

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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#13

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York

Fashion Institute of Technology ranked #13 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students list. Fashion Institute of Technology is a medium-sized public school located in New York, New York that handed out 1,669 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 11.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at FIT SUNY are South Korea, China, and India. International students at FIT SUNY can expect to pay, on average, about $22,312 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $24,506 a year in average tuition and fees.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 89%.

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#14

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California

With a ranking of #14, California State University - Long Beach did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students. CSULB is located in Long Beach, California and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 8,950 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

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.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University came in at #15 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. Tallahassee, Florida is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 9,688 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Florida State come from such countries as China, India, and Panama. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Florida State runs, on average, about $21,683. 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. In addition to its great ranking here, Florida State is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall value list.

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Minnesota State University - Mankato did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking, coming in at #16. Minnesota State University - Mankato is a fairly large public school located in Mankato, Minnesota that handed out 2,479 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 9.2% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at Minnesota State Mankato are Nepal, India, and Saudi Arabia. International students at Minnesota State Mankato can expect to pay, on average, about $16,730 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $8,474 per year.

Minnesota State Mankato also claimed a spot on our overall value list. It’s in the top 20% of all schools in this category.

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#17

Baruch College

New York, New York

Baruch College came in at #17 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. Baruch is a public institution located in New York, New York. The school has a fairly large population, and it awarded 3,824 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 12.3% are international. Students studying at Baruch come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Baruch is about $15,412 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $20,880 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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#18

University at Buffalo

Buffalo, New York

University at Buffalo came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. University at Buffalo is located in Buffalo, New York and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,273 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 19.8% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at University at Buffalo come from such countries as India, China, and South Korea. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at University at Buffalo runs, on average, about $28,194. Graduate students pay around $25,920 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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#19

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

University of Central Florida came in at #19 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. Located in Orlando, Florida, the large public school awarded 14,087 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.0% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Saudi Arabia come to UCF to study. International students at UCF can expect to pay, on average, about $22,467 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $28,657 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%. As a testament to the value of education it offers, UCF also is in the top 15% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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Florida International University came in at #20 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking. FIU is a large public school situated in Miami, Florida. It awarded 12,352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.6% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at FIU are China, Venezuela, and India. International students at FIU can expect to pay, on average, about $18,963 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $24,211 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 88%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students.

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#21

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking, coming in at #21. Located in Huntsville, Texas, the large public school awarded 4,343 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 1.4% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Turkey come to SHSU to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at SHSU is about $18,664 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $15,612 a year in average tuition and fees.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, SHSU also is in the top 20% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#22

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

Missouri State University - Springfield landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students. Missouri State is a public institution located in Springfield, Missouri. The school has a large population, and it awarded 3,756 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.0% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Missouri State come from such countries as China, Saudi Arabia, and India. International students at Missouri State can expect to pay, on average, about $15,898 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $11,524 per year.

As a testament to the value of education it offers, Missouri State also is in the top 20% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#23

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University ranked #23 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students list. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the large public school awarded 5,953 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 11.5% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at NC State are India, China, and South Korea. 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%. NC State 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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#24

Montana State University

Bozeman, Montana

With a ranking of #24, Montana State University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students. MSU Bozeman is located in Bozeman, Montana and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,551 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 3.5% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at MSU Bozeman come from such countries as Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and China. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at MSU Bozeman is about $25,855 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,502 per year.

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#25

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

University of North Texas did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Turkish Students ranking, coming in at #25. Located in Denton, Texas, the large public school awarded 7,639 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 6.9% are international. Students from as far away as India, China, and Saudi Arabia come to UNT to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UNT is about $21,172 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $15,384 per year.

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Rest of the Top 15% Best Value Colleges for Turkish students

Not only did these schools make the top 41 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida
#27

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, New York
#28

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Lincoln, Nebraska
#29

University at Albany

Albany, New York
#30

Monroe College

Bronx, New York
#31

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
#32

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
#33

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
#34

Touro College

New York, New York
#35

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida
#38

San Diego State University

San Diego, California
#39

Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg

Middletown, Pennsylvania
#40

SUNY Oswego

Oswego, New York
#41

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
42 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
43 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
44 Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
45 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
46 The City College of New York New York, NY
47 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
48 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
49 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
50 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
51 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
52 University of Toledo Toledo, OH
53 University of North Carolina at Charlotte Charlotte, NC
54 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
55 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA

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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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