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2003/04 - 2004/05

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2003/04 - 2004/05
Rank Place of Origin 2003/04 2004/05 2004/05 % Change % of U.S. Int'l Student Total
  WORLD TOTAL 572,509 565,039 -1.3  
1 India 79,736 80,466 0.9 14.2
2 China 61,765 62,523 1.2 11.1
3 Korea, Republic of 52,484 53,358 1.7 9.4
4 Japan 40,835 42,215 3.4 7.5
5 Canada 27,017 28,140 4.2 5.0
6 Taiwan 26,178 25,914 -1.0 4.6
7 Mexico 13,329 13,063 -2.0 2.3
8 Turkey 11,398 12,474 9.4 2.2
9 Germany 8,745 8,640 -1.2 1.5
10 Thailand 8,937 8,637 -3.4 1.5
11 United Kingdom 8,439 8,236 -2.4 1.5
12 Indonesia 8,880 7,760 -12.6 1.4
13 Colombia 7,533 7,334 -2.6 1.3
14 Brazil 7,799 7,244 -7.1 1.3
15 Hong Kong 7,353 7,180 -2.4 1.3
16 Kenya 7,381 6,728 -8.8 1.2
17 France 6,818 6,555 -3.9 1.2
18 Nigeria 6,140 6,335 3.2 1.1
19 Pakistan 7,325 6,296 -14.0 1.1
20 Malaysia 6,483 6,142 -5.3 1.1

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2005). "Leading Places of Origin of International Students, 2003/04-2004/05." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors