In the academic year 2011-12, enrollments of the Chinese students have been increased by 23% and according to the academic year 2012-13 around 31% at the Undergraduate level. This year, International exchanges in all 50 states contributed USD 22.7 billion to the US economy.
According to the sources, the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States has increased by 6% to a record height of 7,64,495 in the academic year 2011-12. Where as US students studying in abroad increased by just 1%.
Moreover, in the academic year 2011-12 China sends around 1,94,029 number of students whereas the previous year record says it sent maximum number of 1,57,558 students to study in US. While China has registered an increase in enrollment in America universities, it dropped for those coming from India by 3.5% to 1,00,270 students.
In the academic year 2000-2001 US saw a surge in enrollments from India, with an increase of 30%, followed by the next two years of strong growth around 12% in 202-2003 and 7% in 2003-2004. However, the increase tapped off in 2004-2005 and then decreased slightly in 2005-2006, before much larger increase in 2006-07 and for the next 2 years, said the record.