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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

  • Graduate School

  • 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:

  • Accounting

  • Agriculture and Applied Economics

  • Culinology and Hospitality Management

  • Education

  • English

  • Fine Arts and Communication

  • Finance

  • Humanities, Philosophy, and Foreign Language

  • Management

  • Marketing

  • Mathematics and Computer Science

  • Nursing

  • Political Science

  • Science

  • Social 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

  • Communication Arts

  • Music

  • Theatre 

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

  • Honors College

  • 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

  • Education

  • Engineering, Architecture and Technology

  • Human Sciences

  • 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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