Record Number Of International Students In U.S. Colleges

Record Number Of International Students In U.S. Colleges

August 26, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


U.S. colleges and universities welcomed more
international students in the 2012-2013 school year than ever before. The chance to study
in America looks as attractive as ever despite the high costs to get here. “The Institute of International Education
says about four percent of all college students in the U.S. are from abroad. In part, that’s
due to an influx of students from China, India and South Korea.” ​(Via News 14 Carolina) The IIE released its annual Open Doors study
Monday with data on everything from where students come from, to where they study, to
how much money schools make off international students. U.S. News & World Report notes those nearly
820,000 students add $24 billion to the U.S. economy, in large part because the vast majority
use family resources or support from their home countries to pay for tuition. USA Today mapped out the top 10 states accepting
international students and where they’re coming from. China is far and away the largest contributor,
accounting for more than a quarter of international students in the U.S. “At the same time, the number of American
students studying abroad is also at an all-time high — but at a much lower level than international
students in the United States.” (Via http://ynn.com/YNN-TV) The IIE’s President and CEO said in a news
release that 90 percent of American students still don’t study abroad. Dr. Allan Goodman wrote, “We need to increase
substantially the number of U.S. students who go abroad so that they too can gain the
international experience which is so vital to career success and deepening mutual understanding.” The top school hosting international students
— The University of Southern California with more than 9,800.