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US Observes 28% Rise in the Inflow of Foreign Students

November 2014, 15
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Indian Students Studying in the United States
US rolled out to be the most desirable educational destination for international students and the number of Indian student enrollments climbed by 28 percent, a US report revealed.

Notably, 134,292 Indian students were studying in the US as of 7 October 2014, which represented a 28 % rise over the same period last year. Also, the total number of foreign student enrollments is increased by nine percent, the report said.

The report mentioned that most of the students studied in various cities such as California with 18212 international students, Texas with 17033, New York with 14690, Illinois with 8427 and Massachusetts with 6763.

The report stated that out of total international students, majority of them are from India. Notably, 73% of them are enrolled in master's degree programs and 79% of them are enrolled in Science and technology courses. It also revealed that 65% of overall foreign students are from India and enrolled in engineering, computer, information science and support service programs.

Indians formed the second largest group of international students in the US next to China. Indians account for 12 % of the total foreign student population.

The report consists of latest data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), which is a web-based system that contains information about foreign students, visitors and dependents. According to the data from SEVIS, 1.11 million foreign students are using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa and were enrolled at 9,000 US schools.          

The first 10 nations of citizenship for foreign students includes China, India, Canada, South Korea, Taiwan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Japan and Vietnam.

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