International students enrolling in US colleges and universities increased in 2010-2011

November 14, 2011

Educational, International

Countries With the Most Students Studying in the United States
 
Source: Institute of International Education:
 
The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by five percent to 723,277 during the 2010/11 academic year, according to the Open Doors report, which is published annually by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
 
Women represent 45 percent of international students; Business and Management, Engineering remain top fields of study.
 
25 countries that have sent the most students to the U.S. in 2010-11
 
1. China
2010-11: 157,558
1-year change: +23.3%
 
2. India
2010-11: 103,895
1-year change: -1%
 
3. South Korea
2010-11: 73,351
1-year change: +1.7%
 
4. Canada
2010-11: 27,546
1-year change: -2.1%
 
5. Taiwan
2010-11: 24,818
1-year change: -7%
 
6. Saudi Arabia
2010-11: 22,704
1-year change: +43.6%
 
7. Japan
2010-11: 21,290
1-year change: -14.3%
 
8. Vietnam
2010-11: 14,888
1-year change: +13.5%
 
9. Mexico
2010-11: 13,713
1-year change: +2%
 
10. Turkey
2010-11: 12,184
1-year change: -1.7%
 
11. Nepal
2010-11: 10,301
1-year change: -8.3%
 
12. Germany
2010-11: 9,458
1-year change: -0.9%
 
13. Britain
2010-11: 8,947
1-year change: +1.0%
 
14. Brazil
2010-11: 8,777
1-year change: -0.1%
 
15. Thailand
2010-11: 8,236
1-year change: -3.5%
 
16. Hong Kong
2010-11: 8,136
1-year change: +1.3%
 
17. France
2010-11: 8,098
1-year change: +5.0%
 
18. Nigeria
2010-11: 7,148
1-year change: +8.8%
 
19. Indonesia
2010-11: 6,942
1-year change: 0.0%
 
20. Malaysia
2010-11: 6,735
1-year change: +8.8%
 
21. Colombia
2010-11: 6,456
1-year change: -6.7%
 
22. Iran
2010-11: 5,626
1-year change: +18.9%
 
23. Venezuela
2010-11: 5,491
1-year change: +10.8%
 
24. Pakistan
2010-11: 5,045
1-year change: -3.4%
 
25. Kenya
2010-11: 4,666
1-year change: -13.3%
 
Top leading host institutions:
International students in 2010/11
 
University of Southern California 8,615
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 7,991
New York University 7,988
Purdue University 7,562
Columbia University 7,297
University of California–Los Angeles 6,249
Ohio State University 6,082
University of Michigan–Ann Arbor 5,995
Michigan State University 5,748
Harvard University 5,594
 
 
Top leading host states of international students:
California 96,535, up 2 percent
New York 78,888, up 4 percent
Texas 61,636, up 5 percent
Massachusetts 38,698, up 10 percent
Illinois 33,766, up 9 percent
Pennsylvania 30,507, up 9 percent
Florida 29,719, no change
Ohio 24,709, up 11 percent
Michigan 24,668, up 2 percent
Indiana 20,112, up 8 percent

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