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

237 Colleges
$18,939 Avg Tuition & Fees*
34% Avg 4-Year Grad Rate*

Quality BadgeWhen it comes to choosing a college, international students have a lot of options - but not all of them are good. 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 Venezuelan Students ranking.

Our analysis looked at 237 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for Venezuelan 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 Venezuela

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Brigham Young University - Provo tops this year’s ranking as the best value school for Venezuelan students. Located in Provo, Utah, the large private not-for-profit school awarded 7,007 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Around 3.8% of the total student population at the school is international. Students from as far away as Canada, South Korea, and China come to BYU to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at BYU is about $5,790 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $7,290 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%. BYU also made our overall value list, coming in at #2.

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You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of South Florida - Main Campus. It ranked #2 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan students list. University of South Florida - Main Campus is a large public school located in Tampa, Florida that handed out 8,684 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at USF Tampa is about $17,324 a year, on average. 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 Florida International University. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan students list. Florida International University is a large public school located in Miami, Florida that handed out 12,352 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 7.6% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at FIU come from such countries as China, Venezuela, and India. International students at FIU can expect to pay, on average, about $18,963 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $24,211 per year.

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

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#4

Iowa State University

Ames, Iowa

A rank of #4 on our list means Iowa State University is a great place for Venezuelan students working on their bachelor’s degree. 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. 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.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 87%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. Iowa State 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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#5

University of Wyoming

Laramie, Wyoming

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend University of Wyoming. It ranked #5 on our 2021 Best Colleges for Venezuelan students list. UW is a fairly large public school situated in Laramie, Wyoming. It awarded 2,387 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.7% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as China, India, and Canada come to UW to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UW is about $14,803 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $16,009 per year.

UW 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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#6

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida

Florida State University landed the #6 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students. 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.

Of the total number of students at the school, 4.6% are international. Students from as far away as China, India, and Panama come to Florida State to study. 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.

Students who start out at the school are likely to stick around. The freshman retention rate is 94%. 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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#7

South Dakota State University

Brookings, South Dakota

South Dakota State University ranked #7 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students list. South Dakota State University is a fairly large public school located in Brookings, South Dakota that handed out 2,026 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 6.7% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at South Dakota State are India, Saudi Arabia, and Nepal. International students at South Dakota State can expect to pay, on average, about $12,589 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $16,675 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#8

Winona State University

Winona, Minnesota

Winona State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking, coming in at #8. 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. Graduate students pay around $12,030 a year in average tuition and fees.

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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#9

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

University of Houston did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking, coming in at #9. 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. The top three countries sending students to study at UH are India, China, and Vietnam. International students at UH can expect to pay, on average, about $21,749 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,748 per year.

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

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#10

Texas Tech University

Lubbock, Texas

Texas Tech University came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking. Texas Tech University is a large public school located in Lubbock, Texas that handed out 6,599 bachelor’s degrees 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. 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.

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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#11

Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Western Michigan University ranked #11 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students 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.

International students make up 8.3% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at WMU are Saudi Arabia, India, and China. International students at WMU can expect to pay, on average, about $16,041 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $31,355 per year.

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

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#12

Lindenwood University

Saint Charles, Missouri

Lindenwood University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking, coming in at #12. Located in Saint Charles, Missouri, the medium-sized private not-for-profit school handed out 1,829 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 9.9% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at Lindenwood University are Venezuela, Panama, and Canada. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Lindenwood University is about $18,100 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,100 per year.

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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 Venezuelan Students ranking. Allendale, Michigan is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 5,421 students 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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at GVSU is about $18,610 a year, on average. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $17,208 per year.

GVSU 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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#14

University of Central Florida

Orlando, Florida

University of Central Florida ranked #14 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students list. UCF is located in Orlando, Florida and, has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 14,087 bachelor’s degrees to qualified undergraduates.

International students make up 4.0% of the total student body at the school. The top three countries sending students to study at UCF are China, India, and Saudi Arabia. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UCF is about $22,467 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $28,657 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. UCF 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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Minnesota State University - Mankato landed the #15 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students. This fairly large public school is located in Mankato, Minnesota, and it awarded 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. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Minnesota State Mankato is about $16,730 a year, on average. 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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#16

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Minneapolis, Minnesota

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities came in at #16 in this year’s edition of the Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking. UMN Twin Cities is a public institution located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The school has a large population, and it awarded 8,988 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

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. International students at UMN Twin Cities can expect to pay, on average, about $33,325 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $28,845 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#17

Hunter College

New York, New York

Hunter College landed the #17 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students. New York, New York is the setting for this large institution of higher learning. The public school handed out bachelor’s degrees to 3,496 students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 4.9% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at Hunter come from such countries as China, South Korea, and India. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at Hunter is about $15,332 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $20,828 a year in average tuition and fees.

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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#18

University of Florida

Gainesville, Florida

University of Florida landed the #18 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students. University of Florida is a large public school located in Gainesville, Florida that handed out 9,663 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 8.4% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UF are China, India, and South Korea. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at UF is about $28,659 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $30,130 a year in average tuition and fees.

The school has an excellent freshman retention rate of 96%, which means students like the school well enough to return for a second year. As a testament to the value of education it offers, UF also is in the top 5% of our overall best for the money ranking.

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#19

Queens College

Queens, New York

Queens College ranked #19 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students list. QC is located in Queens, New York and, has a fairly large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 3,873 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 China, South Korea, and India come to QC to study. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at QC is about $15,488 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $21,042 a year in average tuition and fees.

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#20

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, Florida

University of North Florida landed the #20 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students. Located in Jacksonville, Florida, the fairly large public school handed out 3,493 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 2.2% of the total student body at the school. Students from as far away as Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Brazil come to UNF to study. International students at UNF can expect to pay, on average, about $19,407 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $22,974 a year in average tuition and fees.

On top of its placing in this ranking, UNF 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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#21

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, North Carolina

North Carolina State University did quite well in the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students ranking, coming in at #21. Located in Raleigh, North Carolina, the large public school awarded 5,953 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

International students make up 11.5% of the total student body at the school. 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.

With a freshman retention rate of 94%, the school does an excellent job of retaining its students. 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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North Dakota State University - Main Campus landed the #22 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students. This fairly large public school is located in Fargo, North Dakota, and it awarded 2,588 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

International students make up 5.4% of the total student body at the school. Students studying at North Dakota State University come from such countries as India, China, and Bangladesh. Out-of-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at North Dakota State University is about $13,757 a year, on average. Graduate students pay around $11,123 a year in average tuition and fees.

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

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#23

Baruch College

New York, New York

Baruch College landed the #23 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students. Located in New York, New York, the fairly large public school awarded 3,824 diplomas to qualified bachelor’s degree students in 2018-2019.

Of the total number of students at the school, 12.3% are international. Students from as far away as China, South Korea, and India come to Baruch to study. International students at Baruch can expect to pay, on average, about $15,412 a year to attend the school. Graduate students pay around $20,880 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.

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#24

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

University of North Texas ranked #24 on this year’s Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students list. This large public school is located in Denton, Texas, and it awarded 7,639 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 6.9% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at UNT are India, China, and Saudi Arabia. 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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#25

Florida Atlantic University

Boca Raton, Florida

Florida Atlantic University landed the #25 spot on the 2021 Best Value Colleges for Venezuelan Students. Florida Atlantic University is a large public school located in Boca Raton, Florida that handed out 5,855 bachelor’s degrees in 2018-2019.

Around 4.0% of the total student population at the school is international. The top three countries sending students to study at FAU are India, China, and Brazil. International students at FAU can expect to pay, on average, about $17,324 a year to attend the school. The average tuition and fees for graduate programs is $18,482 per year.

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

Not only did these schools make the top 36 list, but they also landed in the top 15% of this year’s ranking:

#26

Fashion Institute of Technology

New York, New York
#27

University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi
#30

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Charlotte, North Carolina
#31

University of Toledo

Toledo, Ohio
#32

Appalachian State University

Boone, North Carolina
#33

Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, Virginia
#34

University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas
#35

Sam Houston State University

Huntsville, Texas
#36

San Diego State University

San Diego, California

Honorable Mentions

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

Rank College Location
37 Oklahoma State University - Main Campus Stillwater, OK
38 University of Alabama at Birmingham Birmingham, AL
39 University of Central Arkansas Conway, AR
40 Kansas State University Manhattan, KS
41 Pennsylvania State University - Harrisburg Middletown, PA
42 University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL
43 California State Polytechnic University - Pomona Pomona, CA
44 Pennsylvania State University - Erie - Behrend College Erie, PA
45 University of New Mexico - Main Campus Albuquerque, NM
46 Temple University Philadelphia, PA
47 University of South Alabama Mobile, AL
48 Arizona State University - Tempe Tempe, AZ

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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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