Most affordable colleges in USA
It is widely considered that USA is one of the costliest countries when it comes to higher education. The tuition fee of the US universities is very high compared to other major study abroad destinations. According to the data provided by College Board, a student support service in the US, the average study cost for international students is $22,958 per year. The study cost for the international students in the private non-profit colleges is $31,231 per year. However, there are some universities that provide affordable education to international students. The article provides a list of colleges that have least tuition fee for undergraduate courses.
Minot State University
Minot State University, located in Minot, North Dakota, was established in 1913. Minot State University's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 106. Currently, the university has students from more than 30 countries and one among the few university which boasts of providing quality education to the international students at an affordable cost. The tuition fee for international students for undergraduate course is $6,226 per year. It is the same as the in-state tuition fee paid by domestic students. The university has the following colleges and schools of studies:
College of Business
College of Education and Health Sciences
Centre for Extended Learning
College of Arts and Sciences
Southwest Minnesota State University
Southwest Minnesota State University is a public university established in 1963. The university currently has 148 academic staff and 3,700 students. The university is divided into two major colleges, the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences, and the College of Business, Education and Professional Studies. The university has the same tuition fee for the in-state and out-of-state students. The tuition fee for an undergraduate course for one year at the Southwest Minnesota State University is $8,074.
The university offers courses under the following schools:
School of Agriculture
School of Business and Public Affairs
School of Education
School of Graduate Studies
The major academic departments of Southwest Minnesota State University are:
Agriculture and Applied Economics
Culinology and Hospitality Management
Fine Arts and Communication
Humanities, Philosophy, and Foreign Language
Mathematics and Computer Science
West Texas A & M University
West Texas A & M University was founded in 1910 and is located in Texas. The university offers 58 undergraduate programs, 39 master’s programs and one doctoral program through its five colleges and graduate schools. West Texas A&M University's ranking in the 2015 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (West), 80. The university also offers online/ distance education which offers individual classes and six undergraduate and six master's degree programs that can be completed totally online. The colleges of education at the university are:
College of Agriculture, Science and Engineering
College of Business
College of Education and Social Sciences
College of Fine Arts and Humanities
College of Nursing and Health Sciences
The cost of attending West Texas A & M University for an undergraduate course for an international student for one year is $ 8,312.
Florida International University
Florida International University is one of Florida’s primary graduate research universities. The university offers 191 programs of study with more than 280 majors in 23 colleges and schools.The most sought after courses at Florida International University are engineering, medicine, architecture and business administration. The university awards degree to 3,400 students every year.
a) The major schools at Florida International University are:
College of Architecture and Arts
School of Architecture
b) College of Arts and Sciences
School of Environment, Arts and Society
School of Integrated Science and Humanity
School of International and Public Affairs
c) College of Business
School of Accounting
Alvah H Chapman Jr Graduate School of Business
R Kirk Landon Undergraduate School of Business
d) College of Engineering and Computing
School of Computing and Information Sciences
OHL School of Constructions
e) College of Law
f) Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
g) School of Journalism and Mass Communication
h) Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work
The cost of study for one year for an undergraduate international student at Florida International University is $18,506.
University of Arkansas
University of Arkansas is a public research university located at Fayetteville. It is a public research university with six campuses within the state- the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the University of Arkansas at Monticello, the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, the University of Arkansas at Fort Smith, and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. The university was founded in 1871.
The colleges and schools under University of Arkansas are:
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
Fay Jones School of Architecture
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
Sam M. Walton College of Business
College of Education and Health Professions
College of Engineering
Graduate School and International Education
School of Law
Global School for Online Education
The tuition fee for an undergraduate international student for one year in the University of Arkansas is $17,610.
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University is located at Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA. Established in 1890, it is one of the highest rated veterinarian colleges in the US. The university offers courses under the following disciplines:
Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources
Arts and Science
Engineering, Architecture and Technology
Spears School of Business
Centre for Veterinary Health Sciences
College of Osteopathic Medicine
The tuition fee for undergraduate course for international students for one year at Oklahoma State University is $10,388.
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I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?
Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.
Is there any age limit to take admission into Ph.D in USA?
The age limit which almost every University demands is 35 years. If anybody is above that they can might miss the chance to get enroll theirselves for phd.
This age is decided because phd is all about researching and writing ,they usually demand people who is also iinvolved in academics and departmental works.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in San Francisco?
Well I guess they are because they get very good six figure salary and have a great job security although it's stressing but still they like their job cause they got into it knowing the stress it may carry. Neurosurgery is very much in demand and is a very great speciality in medical field.
I hope my answer helps.
All the best.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in New York?
It will all depend upon the lifestyle and the office hours you put in the work. The number of opd days, OT days and the visit to the wards for rounds. It all affect the free time period for a doctor. In USA,you have to pay tax for the services thus it can be little less than what you make in india
Are US Neurosurgeons rich enough to live a comfortable life in the United States?
It will totally depend where are you working and what are you getting paid.
As US is anyways costly ,there lifestyle tends to change.Neurosurgeons in Us are paid according to their qualification as well as where they work
According to research
The average income for a neurosurgeon is $775,968
The middle range income is approx $704,170
the lowest paid are $350,000
And the top 10 % of the neurosurgeon get a pay of $1,229,881 per year!
So it totally depends upon your qualification and the place you work if you can have a comfortable life or not