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What Countries Make Up North American Schools?

21 OCT 2014
Career Path : Education News

A research study done by Brookings (an American research and education think tank) tracked and analyzed the origins and destinations of foreign students. The entire report can be found at the Brookings website, but here we’ll give you the most interesting insights:

  • The number of foreign students in U.S. colleges and universities grew from 110,000 to 524,000 between 2001 and 2012, with most students coming from China.
  • Foreign students mainly settle in metropolitan areas.
  • Foreign students come from cities with booming markets like Seoul and Shanghai.
  • The majority of foreign students are studying STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and business.
  • Top destinations for foreign students were New York and New Jersey, followed by Los Angeles and Boston.
  • Top educational institutions for foreign students were the University of Southern California, Columbia University in New York and The University of Illinois.
  • The majority of STEM students are from India.

There is a vast amount of information collected in this study, and Brookings is offering valuable data to schools and academic researchers. Set aside some of your own time to explore this data. You can change the data source based on city, including cities outside of North America where international students originate.