Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Top 10 Countries Sending International Students to the United States

According to the latest data, 76 percent of all international students were from Asia. The top 10 countries of citizenship for international students were:

1.  China

2.  India

3.  South Korea

4.  Saudi Arabia

5.  Canada

6.  Japan

7.  Vietnam

8.  Taiwan

9.  Mexico


SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released today by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The report highlights February 2015 data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a Web-based system that includes information about international students, exchange visitors and their dependents while they are in the United States. Users can also visit the Study in the States website to review international student data from “SEVIS by the Numbers” via an interactive mapping tool.

Based on data extracted from SEVIS Feb. 6, 1.13 million international students, using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa, were enrolled at nearly 8,979 U.S. schools. This marked a 14.18 percent increase in international students when compared to January 2014 data. The number of certified schools remained relatively static, increasing just more than one percent, during the same time period. Seventy-six percent of all international students were from Asia.




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