How Many Foreign Students Study in the US?
IMMIGRATION BY THE NUMBERS
In July 2014 USCIS recently reported that:
Almost 1 million foreign students are studying the United States.
The top five countries sending students to the US are China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Canada
At 270,684 total students, China has more students studying in the US than all other countries. This represents an 11% decrease in the number of students from China pursuing bachelor’s master’s or doctorate degrees.
28% of all students originate from China
12% of all students originate from India
72% of all students are enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral programs.
45% of all students enrolled in theology and religious vocation programs are from South Korea
70% of all STEM foreign students studying engineering originate from China and India
56% all students studying in the US are males
77% of all students from Western Asia are male
58% of all students from Eastern Europe are female
35% of all students study in California, New York or Texas
The University of Southern California has the largest number of active foreign students – 10,498