If you’ve spent any time at all looking at your college options, you’ve probably been overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information available on American universities. But there’s one glaring omission from these lists, guidebooks, and news articles: European colleges.
In fact, there are more than 300 schools in Europe offering over 1,500 bachelor’s programs taught in English. The average tuition across these programs is $7,291, below the average annual tuition for an in-state public university of $9,139 in 2014-15 and well below the average tuition for students at out-of-state public universities and private colleges in the US. Many students can finish in 3 or 3½ years, saving even more money.
According to one recent study, more than 46,000 American students were enrolled in academic degree programs in 14 different countries, a small portion of all the American college students. Given the benefits of studying abroad, you may be surprised that more students aren’t taking advantage of it.