International student enrolments at all-time high in US

November 18, 2013

The number of international students studying in the US is at an all-time high, according to a recent report by the Institute of International Education. The number of foreign students studying at US institutions increased 7.2% in 2012-13 to 819,644, with the majority of these students coming from China, India, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. The report notes double-digit increases in the number of students from both China (21.4%) and Saudi Arabia (30.5%), while India (-3.5%) and South Korea (-2.3%) both recorded decreases. A separate report by the Council of Graduate Schools found that international graduate students from India saw a significant 40% increase in enrolments in US institutions, indicating the decline reported by the IIE report was largely focused on undergraduate students. Canada is the fifth largest supplier of international students to the US, and experienced an increase of 2% in 2012-13. Inside Higher Ed | University World News | Chronicle of Higher Education