Nigeria is now the 18th leading place of origin for the U.S. higher education sector, which last year enrolled 7,921 Nigerian students. The US offers access to some of the best universities in the world. However, most students are daunted by the prospect of pursuing education in America, largely due to the perceived financial costs. Here, we uncover what the true cost, and value of an American education is and what it means for international students.
Do you know how much Nigerians spend on US education?
The US offers access to some of the best universities in the world, however, most students are daunted by the prospect of pursuing education in America, largely due to the perceived financial costs.
The value of an American education can be classified by comparing the financial cost of pursuing education in the US versus the contribution to your professional development (and your expected future salary). The likelihood of getting a profitable job through a US degree is high due to the fact that the US provides a world class education. As a result, students must consider these two variables in making their decision on where to study abroad.
Attending some top tier universities can costs up to $60,000 (including tuition, living costs and health education). While this is very steep, there are still more affordable alternatives that still offer the high standard of education and experience for the international student. I hear you asking what are some of those alternatives? There are many, university of central florida,university of Kansas, Louisianna State (which even boasts an on campus oil rig) and Auburn University to name a few. To prove my point I’ll dive into Auburn.
At $40,000 (including tuition, accommodation, food and insurance) almost half the cost of most ivy league schools Auburn University in Alabama combines a high quality education with affordability. A degree from Auburn University is sure to guarantee you global recognition and access to advanced technology, practical training and unlimited resources.
Similarly, students would have the chance to build a global network with others in their field of interest. It is one of the few universities that are considered a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant research centre, and therefore offers great opportunities for students interested in research in such areas.
In addition to academics from the, Auburn offers positive growth by welcoming students to American culture, and to traditions specific to the university itself, including its mascot Aubie who has his very own website page , Wikipedia page, Facebook , Twitter and even a calendar.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab this opportunity and pursue your dream of studying in the US, applications are currently open. Click here to apply today
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