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Around 0.9 million international students studying in the USA

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A total of 886,052 international students are studying in the USA. During the academic year 2013-14, there is an 8% increase in the number of international students studying in US.

The Institute of International Education (IIE) has released their annual Open Doors data, which is the comprehensive data of the international students studying in US and US students studying abroad.

As per the IIE, New York University is number 1 varsity for both international students and study abroad; students from India increase after three years decline.

The United States hosts more of the world's 4.5 million globally mobile college and university students than any other country in the world, with almost double the number hosted by the United Kingdom, the second leading host country.

The Open Doors report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

8.8 lakh international students studying in the US

Around 50% of international students are from China, India and South Korea, the top three countries for sending students for study abroad.

Around $27 billion has been contributed to the US economy in the year 2013-14 by international students.

The top countries sending their students are:

  • China: 32%
  • India: 12%
  • South Korea: 8%
  • Saudi Arabia: 6%
  • Canada: 3%
  • Taiwan: 3%
  • Japan: 2%
  • Mexico: 2%
  • Vietnam: 2%
  • Brazil: 2%

In 2013/14, there were 66,408 more international students enrolled in U.S. higher education compared to the previous year. While students from China and Saudi Arabia together account for 73 percent of the growth, a wider range of countries contributed to the increase, with India, Brazil, Iran and Kuwait together accounting for an additional 18 percent of growth. The number of Indian students increased by 6 percent to 102,673, reversing a three-year trend of declining numbers of Indian students at U.S. campuses.

The fastest growing student populations in the United States in 2013/14 were from Kuwait, Brazil, and Saudi Arabia, all countries whose governments are investing heavily in scholarships for international studies, to develop a globally competent workforce.

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