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

544 Colleges
$16,288 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. College Factual has developed its Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking as one item you can use to help make this decision.

We analyzed 544 colleges and universities across the United States to determine which were the best for British students. Our ranking is based on several objective factors, including the school's overall value and the total number of international students at the school. We steer clear of subjective measures since they don't give a clear picture when determining how one school compares to another.

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Top Value Colleges in the U.S. for Students from United Kingdom

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Our analysis found Brigham Young University - Provo to be the best affordable school for British students in this year’s ranking. BYU is a private not-for-profit institution located in Provo, Utah. The school has a large population, and it awarded 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. BYU also made our overall value list, coming in at #2.

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The excellent bachelor’s degree programs at Brigham Young University - Idaho helped the school earn the #2 place on this year’s ranking of the best schools for British students. Located in Rexburg, Idaho, the large private not-for-profit school handed out 5,537 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 15.5% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at BYU - I come from such countries as Canada, Mexico, and Brazil. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at BYU - I is about $4,208 a year, on average.

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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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 British students list. 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.

Around 10.8% of the total student population at the school is 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. In addition to its great ranking here, USF Tampa is in the top 5% of all schools on our overall value list.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Brigham Young University - Hawaii. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Colleges for British students list. BYU - H is located in Laie, Hawaii and, has a small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 623 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 40.8% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at BYU - H are Japan, Hong Kong, and South Korea. International students at BYU - H can expect to pay, on average, about $5,720 a year to attend the school.

BYU - H 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

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

A rank of #5 on our list means South Dakota State University is a great place for British students working on their bachelor’s degree. Located in Brookings, South Dakota, the fairly large public school awarded 2,026 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students 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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at South Dakota State is about $12,589 a year, on average. 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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#6

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

Winona State University came in at #6 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking. Winona State is located in Winona, Minnesota and, has a medium-sized student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 1,822 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Around 3.2% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as China, Taiwan, and South Korea come to Winona State to study. 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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#7

Harding University

Searcy, Arkansas

Harding University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for British Students list. Harding is a small private not-for-profit school situated in Searcy, Arkansas. It awarded 888 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.9% are international. The top three countries sending students to study at Harding are China, Honduras, and Guatemala. International students at Harding can expect to pay, on average, about $20,530 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $13,892 per year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, Harding 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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#8

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming ranked #8 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for British Students list. Laramie, Wyoming is the setting for this fairly large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 2,387 students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.7% are international. Students studying at UW come from such countries as China, India, and Canada. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UW runs, on average, about $14,803. Graduate students pay around $16,009 a year in average tuition and fees.

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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#9

University of Illinois at Springfield

Springfield, Illinois

With a ranking of #9, University of Illinois at Springfield did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students. UIS is a public institution located in Springfield, Illinois. The school has a small population, and it awarded 680 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 9.5% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at UIS come from such countries as India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UIS runs, on average, about $18,356. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,176 per year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, UIS 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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#10

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Illinois

With a ranking of #10, Eastern Illinois University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students. Located in Charleston, Illinois, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,244 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.3% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at EIU are India, China, and Nigeria. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at EIU runs, on average, about $13,974. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $20,442 per year.

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

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#11

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

Iowa State University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for British Students list. Located in Ames, Iowa, the large public school handed out 7,380 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 10.5% are international. Students studying at Iowa State come from such countries as China, India, and Malaysia. International students at Iowa State can expect to pay, on average, about $24,508 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $25,952 a year in average tuition and fees.

With a freshman retention rate of 87%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. As a testament to the value of education it offers, Iowa State also is in the top 10% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#12

Missouri State University - Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

Missouri State University - Springfield came in at #12 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking. Missouri State University - Springfield is a large public school located in Springfield, Missouri that handed out 3,756 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 5.0% are international. Students from as far away as China, Saudi Arabia, and India come to Missouri State to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at Missouri State runs, on average, about $15,898. Graduate students pay around $11,524 a year in average tuition and fees.

In addition to its great ranking here, Missouri State is in the top 20% of all schools on our overall value list.

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#13

Grand Valley State University

Allendale, Michigan

Grand Valley State University came in at #13 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking. GVSU is a public institution located in Allendale, Michigan. The school has a large population, and it awarded 5,421 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 1.6% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at GVSU are India, China, and Saudi Arabia. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at GVSU runs, on average, about $18,610. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,208 per year.

On top of its placing in this ranking, GVSU 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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#14

University of South Dakota

Vermillion, South Dakota

University of South Dakota did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking, coming in at #14. Located in Vermillion, South Dakota, the medium-sized public school awarded 1,352 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at USD come from such countries as 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.

USD 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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#15

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston ranked #15 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for British Students list. Located in Houston, Texas, the large public school handed out 7,631 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UH come from such countries as India, China, and Vietnam. International students at UH can expect to pay, on average, about $21,749 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $18,748 a year in average tuition and fees.

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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#16

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

With a ranking of #16, Texas Tech University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students. Texas Tech is a public institution located in Lubbock, Texas. The school has a large population, and it awarded 6,599 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 5.7% of the total student population at the school is international. Students studying at Texas Tech come from such countries as India, China, and Bangladesh. International students at Texas Tech can expect to pay, on average, about $19,260 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $15,651 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking, coming in at #17. 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.

International students make up 12.0% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at UMN Twin Cities come from such countries as China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UMN Twin Cities is about $33,325 a year, on average. 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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#18

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University came in at #18 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking. This large public school is located in Tallahassee, Florida, 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. On top of its placing in this ranking, Florida 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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#19

MSU Texas

Wichita Falls, Texas

MSU Texas did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking, coming in at #19. Located in Wichita Falls, Texas, the medium-sized public school handed out 1,201 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 8.7% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at MSU Texas are Dominica, India, and China. International students at MSU Texas can expect to pay, on average, about $11,329 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $7,779 a year in average tuition and fees.

MSU Texas 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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Minnesota State University - Mankato did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking, coming in at #20. Minnesota State Mankato is located in Mankato, Minnesota and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,479 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

Of the total number of students at the school, 9.2% are international. Students studying at Minnesota State Mankato come from such countries as 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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#21

University of Mary

Bismarck, North Dakota

University of Mary landed the #21 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students. Located in Bismarck, North Dakota, the small private not-for-profit school awarded 532 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 0.3% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UMary are Canada, United Kingdom, and Nepal. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UMary is about $19,074 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,694 per year.

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

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#22

Western Illinois University

Macomb, Illinois

Western Illinois University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking, coming in at #22. WIU is a public institution located in Macomb, Illinois. The school has a medium-sized population, and it awarded 1,785 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.4% are international. Students studying at WIU come from such countries as India, Saudi Arabia, and Nigeria. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at WIU is about $12,940 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $11,803 per year.

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

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#23

University of Central Missouri

Warrensburg, Missouri

University of Central Missouri came in at #23 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking. UCM is located in Warrensburg, Missouri and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 2,021 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 5.7% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal come to UCM to study. Yearly tuition and fees (out-of-state) for undergraduates at UCM runs, on average, about $15,171. Graduate students pay around $15,963 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, UCM 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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#24

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

With a ranking of #24, Lindenwood University did quite well on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for British Students. Lindenwood University is a medium-sized private not-for-profit school located in Saint Charles, Missouri that handed out 1,829 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 9.9% are international. Students from as far away as Venezuela, Panama, and Canada come to Lindenwood University to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Lindenwood University is about $18,100 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $18,100 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#25

Saint Cloud State University

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Saint Cloud State University came in at #25 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for British Students ranking. This fairly large public school is located in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, and it awarded 2,065 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 9.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at St. Cloud State University come from such countries as Nepal, India, and China. International students at St. Cloud State University can expect to pay, on average, about $16,948 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $12,446 per year.

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Rest of the Top 50 Best Value Colleges for British 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 Central Florida

Orlando, Florida
#27

Delta State University

Cleveland, Mississippi
#28

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
#29

Hunter College

New York, New York
#31

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, Alabama
#32

University of South Alabama

Mobile, Alabama
#33

California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, California
#35

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina
#36

Binghamton University

Vestal, New York
#37

William Carey University

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
#38

Kansas State University

Manhattan, Kansas
#39

Queens College

Queens, New York
#42

West Texas A&M University

Canyon, Texas
#43

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, Michigan
#44

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida
#45

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
#46

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas
#48

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, Missouri
#49

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina

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

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Rank College Location
51 Mississippi College Clinton, MS
52 California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo, CA
53 San Diego State University San Diego, CA
54 California State University - Monterey Bay Seaside, CA
55 Baruch College New York, NY
56 Ohio University - Athens Campus Athens, OH
57 University of Nebraska - Lincoln Lincoln, NE
58 University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Chickasha, OK
59 The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Louisville, KY
60 Utah State University Logan, UT
61 University of Kansas Lawrence, KS
62 San Jose State University San Jose, CA
63 University of Oklahoma Norman Campus Norman, OK
64 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
65 Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY
Rank College Location
66 West Virginia University Morgantown, WV
67 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
68 University of Alabama in Huntsville Huntsville, AL
69 Virginia Tech Blacksburg, VA
70 Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton, FL
71 Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
72 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ
73 Texas State University San Marcos, TX
74 Towson University Towson, MD
75 University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT
76 University of Arkansas Fayetteville, AR
77 Sam Houston State University Huntsville, TX
78 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
79 Youngstown State University Youngstown, OH
80 Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI
81 California State University - Northridge Northridge, CA
82 Kent State University at Kent Kent, OH

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
83 Lee University Cleveland, TN
84 University of Missouri - Columbia Columbia, MO
85 Northern Arizona University Flagstaff, AZ
86 Lincoln Memorial University Harrogate, TN
87 University of Iowa Iowa City, IA
88 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
89 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
90 University of North Carolina at Greensboro Greensboro, NC
91 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
92 University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh Campus Pittsburgh, PA
93 University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
94 Washington State University Pullman, WA
95 The University of West Florida Pensacola, FL
96 Colorado State University - Fort Collins Fort Collins, CO
97 University of Nebraska at Omaha Omaha, NE
Rank College Location
98 Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Main Campus Indiana, PA
99 University of Jamestown Jamestown, ND
100 University of Maryland - Baltimore County Baltimore, MD
101 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
102 Georgia Southern University Statesboro, GA
103 University of North Alabama Florence, AL
104 California State University - Fullerton Fullerton, CA
105 University at Albany Albany, NY
106 Cleveland State University Cleveland, OH
107 East Carolina University Greenville, NC
108 University of Cincinnati - Main Campus Cincinnati, OH
109 University of Mississippi University, MS

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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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