Tuesday, September 12, 2006

International Students

When I get a question about the number of international students in the United States, or U.S. students studying abroad, the source I check first is the Open Doors Report on International Exchange. There is a great deal of free information, such as:
Total Enrollment
Source of Funds
Source of Funds by Academic Level
Fields of Study
Leading Countries of Origin
Institutions with 1,000 or More International Students

while other data, such as
All Countries of Origin
All Institutions Enrolling International Students
Countries by US State
Fields of Study by State
are available in publications to members. A Research Membership is available for $50 for a month's access to all member data.

Here's some more examples of the great free data:

STATISTICS ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE IN NEW YORK

From the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report 2005, statistics particular to the state of New York are listed below. Additional statistics are available at IIE’s Web site.

FOREIGN STUDENTS IN NEW YORK 2004/05 (Rank # 2) 61,944 (down 2.2%)

ESTIMATED FOREIGN STUDENTS EXPENDITURE IN NEW YORK (in millions of dollars) $1,694.1

TOP NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS WITH 1,000 OR MORE FOREIGN STUDENTS 2004/05

Columbia University 5,278
New York University 5,140
SUNY at Buffalo 3,965
Cornell University 3,119
Syracuse University 2,200

LEADING FIELD OF STUDY FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS IN NEW YORK
Field of Study % Total

Other 21.8
Business & Management 15.0
Fine & Applied Arts 10.6
Engineering 10.1
Social Sciences 9.7

LEADING COUNTRY OF ORIGIN FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS IN NEW YORK

Republic of Korea: 11.8% - 7,294
India: 11.6% - 7,215
Canada: 10.3% - 6,365
China: 9.5% - 5,875
Japan: 6.5% - 4,001

TOTAL NUMBER OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS ENROLLED THROUGH NEW YORK INSTITUTIONS (03/04) 14,625

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