Average cost of studying in USA for International Student

average cost of studying in usa

The average cost of studying in USA for international students

Studying in the United States of America has always been a dream for many Bangladeshi students. The US higher education system offers internationally acclaimed universities, a diverse range of programs, and top-notch research opportunities. However, studying in the US comes at a cost that can be quite high for many Bangladeshi students. In this article, we will explore the average cost of studying in USA for Bangladeshi students to help you plan your finances accordingly. Whether you are interested in undergraduate or graduate studies, we have got you covered with all the essential information regarding tuition fees, living expenses, and other related costs. So let’s dive into it!

How much does it average cost to study in USA for international students?

The US educational system is divided into many categories. Primary school comes first, then middle school, then post-secondary education. When it comes to Higher study, there are Four types of different institutions in the US higher education system: State Colleges or Universities, Private Colleges of Universities, Community Colleges, and Technology Institutes. Private college or university tuition fees are slightly more expensive than a public college or university. The approximate tuition fees and living costs for international students attending American universities are between $25,000 and $45,000 annually. If you want to study at the top courses in US universities, you will need to pay more than the average cost.

However, some American colleges and universities provide significant need-based or merit-based institutional scholarships to students from foreign countries. Students seeking this form of assistance will often fill out the College Board’s College Scholarship Service Profile and may also submit an International Student Financial Aid Application. You have the opportunity to get this financial aid to minimize your financial burden. Here is an overview of the average cost of Studying in a USA Public or private university.

Tuition Fees at Public Universities

There are numerous factors, such as the course studied, the kind of degree program, the institution’s style, etc. that affect the cost of study in the United States from Bangladesh.

According to the degree you choose, the following table shows you the price range for attending public US universities:

Degree levelAvg. Annual Tuition Fee
Bachelor in US25,000 – 50,000 USD /year
Masters in US22,000 – 55,000 USD /year
Ph.D. in US$28,000 – $55,000 USD /year
Tuition Fees at Private Universities

Private institutions charge higher tuition than public universities, however, these charges are not much higher than in public universities. The cost of tuition is the same for all students (both domestic and International students).

According to the degree you select, the following table shows you the cost range for attending private US universities:

Degree levelAvg. Annual Tuition Fee
Bachelor in US25,000 – 50,000 USD /year
Masters in US22,000 – 55,000 USD /year
PhD$28,000 – $55,000 USD /year
The average cost of a master's degree in USA
TotalPublic Institutions*Private Institutions
$19,792 ($21,412)$12,410 ($13,426)$26,597 ($28,775)
Living expenses and other costs to study in the United States

The average cost of living in the United States is about $1,500 per month or $10,000 annually. This amount covers your accommodations, meals, transportation, books, appropriate seasonal clothing, and leisure pursuits. Let’s examine the cost of living and other expenses in the USA: 


Average Yearly / Monthly Cost


$9,800 – $11,100 per year


On campus: $250 per month

Off-campus: $400 – $600 per month

Home Internet

$45 – $50 per month

Health Insurance

$700 – $1,100 per year

Water, Trash, and Sewer

$50 – $75 per month