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17 November 2015

Indians outpace Chinese in foreign student numbers in US

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New Delhi, Nov 17 (ENA)  India’s growth has outpaced China’s this year, with students from India increasing by 29.4 per cent to a record high of 132,888. This is the highest rate of growth for Indian students in the history of the Open Doors project, which spans back to 1954/55.

This was revealed in ‘Open Doors 2015’ data released by Institute of International Education (IIE) on Monday. 

The last time India grew at a comparable rate (29.1) was in 2000/01 when the number of students from India exceeded 50,000 for the first time. In 2014/15, China and India together accounted for 67 per cent of the increase in international students, and they now constitute nearly 45 per cent of the total number of international students in U.S. higher education, an official release said.

The report also said that international students in the US has gone up by 10 per cent to nearly one million, recording the highest rate of growth in 35 years with increases reported in 44 states.

This strong growth confirms that the United States remains the destination of choice in higher education. The United States hosts more of the world’s 4.5 million globally mobile college and university students than any other country in the world, almost double the number hosted by the United Kingdom, the second leading host country.

The report also found the number of US students studying abroad increased by five per cent in 2013/14, the highest rate of growth since before the 2008 economic downturn.

The Open Doors report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Commenting on the report, IIE’s President Dr Allan E. Goodman said, “International experience is one of the most important components of a 21st century education.

“Studying abroad is one of the best ways undergraduate and graduate students gain the international experience necessary to succeed in today's global workforce. And studying in another country prepares students to be real contributors to working across borders to address key issues in the world we share," he added.  (ENA Bureau)

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