Foreign students in the US

Reuben has an interesting post about foreign student stats in the US. I have always wondered about what these numbers were. I am too lazy to say anything about them except that it is “interesting….” . Read for your self below.

Here’s some stats of interest to those of us who went to school in the U.S. India continues to be the top exporter of students (80,466) into the United States, followed by China. 72 percent of Indian students enrolled at the graduate school level, while 20% enrolled for undergraduate programs. As a general trend though, international admissions into the U.S. seems to be declining, a pattern that emerged in the wake of post-9/11 rules and regulations.

The second table shows the top 5 importers of foreign students among U.S. universities. I am not surprised at all by USC, UIUC and UT figuring in that list, but was intrigued that Columbia and NYU would show up. After all, both schools are private and have relatively high tuition fees (not to mention the costs of living in Manhattan) compared to state schools. Is New York truly the best college town in the U.S. now, as a friend of mine had once suggested?

Top Exporters of Students

1. India
2. China
3. South Korea
4. Japan
5. Canada

Top Importers of Students

1. University of Southern California
2. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
3. University of Texas, Austin
4. Columbia University
5. New York University

3 Responses to “Foreign students in the US”

  1. hkaul Says:

    Did you notice that 72% of the students use private or non-US funding!! I am kind of surprised.

  2. Sameer Says:

    Well, I did miss that statistic, but I guess it is because only graduate students (M.A., M.S. or Ph.D) would get US funding. Undergrads, business school, medical school, financial math etc would all have to use private or non-US funding.

  3. Daves Says:

    When and why did I join this mad rush? Well it is tooo late to ask that now:)

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