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New International Enrollments Decline

New International Enrollments Decline

Open Doors survey shows declines in new international students starting in fall 2016, after years of growth. This fall universities report an average 7 percent decline in new international students.

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/11/13/us-universities-report-declines-enrollments-new-international-students-study-abroad

Map breaks the United States into nine regions and shows change in international enrollment for each. For Pacific region, which includes Alaska and Hawaii, enrollments were down 7 percent. For Mountain region, enrollments were down 16 percent. For West North Central region, enrollments were down 16 percent. For East North Central Region, enrollments were down 9 percent. For Mid-Atlantic region, enrollments were down 3 percent. For New England, enrollments were up 2 percent. For South Atlantic region, enrollments were down 4 percent. For East South Central region, enrollments were down 1 percent. For West South Central region, enrollments were down 20 percent.

 

Top 15 Countries of Origin for International Students in the U.S.

Country of Origin Number of Students in 2016-17 Percent Change From 2015-16
1. China 350,755 +6.8%
2. India 186,267 +12.3%
3. South Korea 58,663 -3.8%
4. Saudi Arabia 52,611 -14.2%
5. Canada 27,065 +0.3%
6. Vietnam 22,438 +4.8%
7. Taiwan 21,516 +1.8%
8. Japan 18,780 -1.5%
9. Mexico 16,835 +0.6%
10. Brazil 13,089 -32.4%
11. Iran 12,643 +3%
12. Nigeria 11,710 +9.7%
13. Nepal 11,607 +20.1%
14. United Kingdom 11,489 -0.9%
15. Turkey 10,586 -1%

International Students in the U.S. by Field of Study

Field of Study Number of International Students, 2016-17 Percent Change From 2015-16
1. Engineering 230,711 +6.4%
2. Business and management 200,754 +0.2%
3. Math and computer science 167,180 +18%
4. Social sciences 83,046 +2.1%
5. Physical and life sciences 76,838 +1.9%
6. Fine and applied arts 61,506 +3%
7. Health professions 34,395 +1.3%
8. Intensive English 30,309 -25.9%
9. Communications and journalism 21,913 +3.6%
10. Education 17,993 -7.6%
11. Humanities 17,561 -0.6%
12. Legal studies and law enforcement 15,306 +1.5%
13. Agriculture 12,602 +2.3%

Fall Snapshot Data

I have no idea why Canada isn’t considered abroad in this survey 😉

Top 20 Destinations for American Students Studying Abroad

Country Total Number of Students, 2015-16 Percent Change From 2014-15
1. United Kingdom 39,146 +2.5%
2. Italy 34,898 +3.3%
3. Spain 29,980 +5.8%
4. France 17,215 -5.4%
5. Germany 11,902 +8.1%
6. China 11,689 -8.6%
7. Ireland 11,071 +8.2%
8. Australia 9,536 +8.2%
9. Costa Rica 9,234 -0.8%
10. Japan 7,146 +18.1%
11. South Africa 5,782 +10.2%
12. Mexico 5,179 +9.9%
13. Denmark 4,632 +14.8%
14. Czech Republic 4,610 +12.6%
15. India 4,182 -5.8%
16. Argentina 3,847 +3.7%
17. New Zealand 3,807 +14.5%
18. Cuba 3,782 +58.6%
19. Ecuador 3,751 +0.1%
20. South Korea 3,622 +2.9%

Stephen

Posted on: November 18, 2017, 6:23 am Category: Uncategorized

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