Most international grad students in US enrolled in master’s programs

December 18, 2015

The Council of Graduate Schools has released its report on enrolment in US graduate programs and for the first time has broken out the data by degree level. The data show that the vast majority (77%) of first-time international graduate students were enrolled in master’s and certificate programs, but proportions varied by country of origin. First time Indian and Saudi Arabian students were most likely to be enrolled in master’s programs, but first time South Korean students were most likely to pursue doctoral study. Nearly eight of ten international graduate applications in Fall 2015 came from either China or India. Engineering remains the most popular field again this year, but computer science and mathematics are quickly catching up. Chronicle of Higher Education | Times Higher Education | Full Report