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2002/03 - 2012/13

MAJOR FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS, 2002/03 -2012/13
  PERCENT OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS
Major Field of Specialization 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 17.5 23.2 21.5 23.2 24.3 21.8 22.0 23.3 24.5 23.1 23.9
Engineering 11.8 10.7 11.6 11.4 12.0 12.8 12.9 13.1 12.9 14.1 14.6
Health Sciences 25.0 20.8 21.9 20.2 19.7 17.7 19.9 18.1 17.0 16.0 14.6
Physical Sciences 14.3 13.2 13.2 12.1 11.7 12.1 11.4 11.6 11.5 12.1 12.0
Social Sciences & History 4.1 3.3 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.4 4.4
Business & Management 2.9 3.8 2.8 3.3 3.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8 3.9
Agriculture 3.9 3.1 3.7 3.1 4.0 4.1 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.8 3.8
Computer & Information Sciences 3.2 3.7 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.4 2.9 3.0 3.4
Foreign Languages & Literature 2.5 1.9 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.2 2.4
Mathematics 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.3 2.3
Education 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.1
Law & Legal Studies 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.5
Area & Ethnic Studies 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.4 1.2
Psychology 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.2 1.1
Visual & Performing Arts 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.1
Public Administration & Social Service 0.5 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.6 0.8 1.0
Philosophy & Religion 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6 0.9
Letters 1.1 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9 0.8
Communications 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7
Architecture & Environmental Design 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.6
Family and Consumer Sciences 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5 0.4
Library Sciences 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.3
All Other Fields 1.9 2.2 2.7 4.2 2.4 3.6 2.7 2.3 2.7 3.8 3.0
                       
TOTAL 84,281 82,905 89,634 96,981 98,239 106,123 113,494 115,098 115,313 116,917 122,059

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2013). "Major Field of Specialization of International Scholars, 2002/03-2012/13." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors