Budget Education: 6 Best Colleges and Universities in the USA

Tourism and education are some of the most popular reasons to visit the United States. In order to travel across the USA, it is enough to book a car rental from Enterprise and start your road trip. However, to get an education in the USA, you need to have a great desire to study and enough money.

The fact is that American universities are at the highest levels of the rating – their diplomas are highly valued in any country of the world, and any large company is always ready to hire a specialist who graduated from an American university.

The only thing that stops young people from studying in the USA is the high cost of education, because the price for course sometimes reaches $40,000 or even more.

In case you want to get a higher education in the United States, but there’s no such money, we will tell you which universities and colleges accept students for a moderate fee. Here’s a list of US universities, the cost of education in which is relatively low…

Seattle Central Community College

Where: Seattle, WA

Cost of education: $8,000-9,000

Seattle Central Community College

(photo by kbryner00)

Seattle Central Community College is one of the most popular educational institutions in the state of Washington. It was created on the basis of the union of three local colleges.

Today, having become a graduate of this college, you can get a bachelor’s degree. The procedure of entering is not difficult there, because there’s no English among entry requirements for foreign applicants. The cost of education in Seattle Central Community College is not high – 8-9 thousand dollars a year.

Community Colleges of Spokane

Where: Spokane, WA

Cost of education: about $8,500

Spokane Falls Community College Music Building, 2010

(photo by BNBuilders)

The small town of Spokane is situated in Washington. Here’s the Community Colleges of Spokane, which has contracted with many prestigious universities in the United States. So after graduation the student will always have a chance to continue his studies at any other university in the country.

Under the bachelor’s program, after the end of the second year, the student enters the third year of university and then will receive a full bachelor’s degree. Knowledge of English must be no lower than ELTS 5.0 or TOEFL iBT 61. The college program is designed so that a student can begin studies from one of the fourths of a year, and not necessarily from September. The main thing is to take a course.

National State University

Where: San Diego, California

Cost of education: about $14,000

San Diego State University

(photo by John Salamat)

The National State University is located in sunny California, in the best US city according to the Americans themselves. It’s private, and occupies the 12th position in the rating in the American universities. After graduating, you can get a bachelor’s degree (4 years of study), and a master’s degree (1.5-2 years of study).

One year of study includes 8 compulsory subjects. There’s no campus at the university. Therefore, foreign students live in families that the university is looking for. When entering a university, a foreign student must speak English at TOEFL iBT 70. If desired, an applicant can take a language course in one of the local schools.

Hawaii Community College

Where: Hilo, Hawaii

Cost of education: about $7,000

Windward Community College

(photo by leah_hana)

Hawaii Community College is an excellent vocational college in Hilo. Thanks to the developed programs, foreign students receive an Associate Degree, and already at the end of the second year of two-year program of study they can enroll both at the University of Hawaii and other universities in the country.

If you want to improve your level of English, you can take intensive language courses. Bachelor’s degree can be obtained in the following specialties – information technology, marketing, business technology, hotel business, agriculture and others.

Arkansas State University

Where: Jonesboro, Arkansas

Cost of education: about $8,000

Arkansas State University

(photo by DEC Group)

Arkansas State University is considered to be “The Best Regional School in the South of the USA”. It’s located in Jonesboro, in a couple of hundred kilometers away from Nashville, Memphis, and St. Louis. This is one of the oldest public universities in the south of the country.

Entering there is not difficult, and even if you don’t speak English well, you can be conditionally enrolled in the preparatory courses held at the university campus. The university has 9 specializations, among which communications, the arts and the engineering are the most popular faculties.

Brigham Young University

Where: Rexburg, Idaho

Cost of education: about $3,750

Brigham Young University

(photo by dcmoore1959)

With extensive external funding, Brigham Young University boasts of a low cost of education for both local and foreign students.

This university offers many certificate programs, including programs for associate and bachelor degrees. At the same time, the university is multidisciplinary, which means that here you can study a variety of disciplines, from linguistics and pedagogy to business, engineering and agriculture.

The picturesque campus of the university will also allow students to have an active lifestyle and get free to engage in various sports in their free time.

About RJ Frometa

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