This year has seen a massive 28.5% increase in Indian students grabbing admissions in different institutions of the United States. Till 2016, 192,723 students have obtained admissions for higher education at the US universities. Like always, the highest number students obtaining admissions in US were Chinese with 323,186 students.
In the last one year, there is just 7.2% increase in the number of Chinese students studying in the US according to reports from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Around 1.11 million international students with 'F' (academic) or 'M' (vocational) status studying in the US, according to a report based on real-time data extracted from Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of the US Immigration.
US schools also witnessed a sharp increase of 5.5 per cent in the enrollment of students, compared to July 2015, as per data from Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) on July 7. In July this year, there were 8,673 US schools with SEVP certification to enroll international students, a dip of 2 per cent from the last year.
42% of international students studying in the US, of almost 467,000 were enrolled in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) coursework, an increase of 15.2% from July 2015.
From Asia, approximately 407,000 international students pursued STEM studies, showing a growth of 17 per cent since July 2015. In all, Asia accounted for 856,681 students an increase 6.6 percentage.
However, of all F and M students from India, a massive 83% pursue degrees in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Most STEM students are from India, whereas 68 per cent of all F&M students who choose mathematics and statistics coursework are from China, it said.