Indian Students Contributed USD 7.6 Billion To USA: Open Doors Report 2020

One of the largest international education organizations, Institute of International Education (IIE), has released its annual Open Doors Report 2020. IIE releases the Open Doors Report as part of International Education Week (IEW). The Open Doors Report 2020 includes detailed information and data about post-secondary student flows into and out of the USA during the previous academic year.


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Open Doors Report 2020 Facts

According to the Open Doors Report 2020, the total number of international students in the United States of America declined by 1.8% to 1,075,496 students. 53 per cent of international students in the USA come from China and India.

A total of 1,93,124 Indian students came to the USA to pursue their education in 2019-20 against 2,02,014 in 2018-19. There was a 4.4 per cent drop in the total number of Indian students. The official sources suggest that Indian students contributed USD 7.6 Billion to the United States economy.

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Top 5 Countries International Students In USA

S NoCountryNo of StudentsPercentage
1China 372,532 34.6
2India 193,124 18.0
3South Korea 49,809 4.6
4Saudi Arabia 30,957 2.9
5 Canada 25,992 2.4

The United States continues to remain on top for welcoming the most number of international students globally. Engineering is the most opted field of study for international students. Open Doors is a comprehensive information resource on both international students and scholars studying or teaching at the United States' higher education institutions and the American students studying abroad.

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