Record number of Americans enrolling in British universities

February 24, 2012

According to data from the UK's Higher Education Statistics Agency, 15,555 Americans were pursuing full degrees at British universities in 2010-11 -- up by 3.3% from the previous year. Postgraduate study by American students rose by 15.2% in the 2 years from 2008-09. The number of American students is slated to increase this year after applications from the US and Canada rose by nearly 10%, up to 5,259 applications for courses beginning in fall 2012. US students currently represent approximately 7% of the international student body in the UK. Times Higher Education