10 Countries That Have More Students Studying In The USBy Chris Brandt
The United States remain the prime destination of students from other countries in getting a degree. This is evident in the latest statistic released by the US Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE). According to the report, 5.2 percent of foreign students make up the population of higher education across the US. The total number of international students in the US is 1,043,839. Here are the 10 countries that send more students in America than any other.
Although Mexico is near the US, it only hold the tenth spot in this list. According to statistics, there are more than 16,000 Mexicans in different universities and colleges last year.
At number 9 is Japan where 19,060 of its students are studying in American universities from 2015 -2016. Brazil and Taiwan occupy the 8th and 7th spot with 19,370 and 21,127 students respectively.
Vietnam, which has a population of 90 million, sends 21,403 students in the US making them seventh in the list of 10 countries that have more students studying in the US.
Another US neighbor, Canada, occupies the fifth spot. According to the report released by IIE, there are 26,973 Canadian students attending American colleges and universities last year.
The fourth, third, and second spot are South Korea, Saudi Arabia, and India respectively. In 2015, a total of 61,007 South Korean students went to the United States in pursuit of higher education. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, sent 61,287 students to study in the US last year. India, with a population of 1.3 billion, sent 165,918 students to study in US universities and colleges last year.
The top spot belongs to the country with the most population - China, which still gives premium to US education. In the 2015-2016 statistic report, there have been a total of 328,547 Chinese students in American universities and colleges.