About the United States
Since the late 1940s, more internationally mobile students have studied in the United States than in any other host country. This trend continues to the present day, with over 764,000 international students enrolled in its colleges and universities.
Fast Facts: United States
- Over 764,000 international students studied in the U.S. in 2011/12. China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Canada were the top places of origin, accounting for 56 percent of the international students studying in the U.S.
- Over 273,000 U.S. students studied abroad for academic credit in 2010/11.
- The Institute of International Education has reported annual international student mobility data for the U.S. through its Open Doors Report for over 60 years.
Source: Open Doors Report 2012, IIE
Places of Origin of International Students in the United States, 2011/12
Source: Open Doors, 2012