Indian college students contributed $ 7.6 billion to the US economic system within the tutorial 12 months 2019-20, though there was a 4.4 % drop within the whole variety of Indian college students, in keeping with a report.
China remained the most important supply of worldwide college students within the US, with the variety of Chinese language college students within the nation elevated for the sixteenth consecutive 12 months. There have been over 372,000 Chinese language college students within the U.S. throughout 2019-20 12 months, mentioned the report “Opens Doorways 2020.”
India remained the second-largest supply of worldwide college students, regardless of a 4.4 % decline to 193,124 college students, it mentioned.
In accordance with the report, launched by the US Division of State’s Bureau of Instructional and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of Worldwide Training (IIE), for the fifth consecutive 12 months, the US hosted greater than 1 million worldwide college students (1,075,496) in an educational 12 months.
Regardless of a slight decline (1.8 %) within the variety of worldwide college students in the US in the course of the 2019-20 tutorial 12 months, this group nonetheless represents 5.5 % of all college students in US increased schooling system.
In accordance with the US Division of Commerce, worldwide college students contributed $ 44 billion to the US economic system in 2019, together with $ 7,69 billion from Indian college students.
We’re inspired to see the fifth 12 months of greater than 1 million worldwide college students in the US earlier than the pandemic, mentioned Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Instructional and Cultural Affairs.
Worldwide scholar mobility is as necessary right this moment as ever, and we consider the US is the very best vacation spot for college kids to check and earn their levels. Training is a pathway to a better future and worldwide instructional alternate has the facility to remodel college students’ trajectories, Royce mentioned.
Among the many prime 20 locations of origin, the most important share will increase have been college students from Bangladesh (+ seven %), Brazil (+ 4 %) and Nigeria (+ three %).
Saudi Arabia noticed the most important share lower (- 17 %) primarily attributable to modifications in its authorities’s scholarship program.