Six percent rise in number of Indian Students at US Campuses

Six percent rise in number of Indian Students at US Campuses

According to a new report on International Educational Exchange, numbers of Indian students at US campuses rose by 6% to 102,673 in the 2013-14 academic year. This increase in numbers has been witnessed after three years of decline.

At colleges and universities in the US, the numbers of international students rose by 8% to a record high of 886,052 students in the 2013-14 academic year, according to the 2014 Open Doors Report.

It was noted that since the first International Education Week briefing was held in 2000, the overall number of international students has increased by 72% in the US.

There are five times Chinese students on US campuses as reported in 2000 Open Doors report, about two-and-a-half times as many Indian students, seven-and-a-half times Vietnamese students; and over 10 times Saudi students.

In 2013-14, there were 66,408 more international students registered in US higher education than previous year. According to the report, students from China and Saudi Arabia account for 73% of the increase and other countries that also contributed, include India, Brazil, Iran and Kuwait, with 18% surge.

Enrollment at the graduate level is the reason behind the increase in number of Indian students. Now, students from the top three places of origin, China, India, and South Korea, represent about 50% the total enrollment of international students in the US. The numbers from China and India are growing and the numbers from South Korea are decreasing.

There were declines in the number of American students going to China, Argentina, Australia, India, Ecuador, Mexico, Israel, Chile, and New Zealand.

According to the US Department of Commerce, all 50 states international students' spending provided over $27 billion to the US economy in 2013.