India and Vietnam had the greatest percentage increase in students studying in the U.S. at 31.9 and 25.9 per cent respectively, when compared to statistics extracted from SEVIS July 2014. “Twenty four per cent of all F & M students studying at schools in the state of Texas are from India, followed by 17 per cent from China,” SEVP said.
China with about 300,000 has the maximum number of international students in the US, followed by India with nearly 150,000.
The University of Southern California, New York University, Columbia University, the University of Illinois and Purdue University ranked one through five, among U.S. schools with the most international students.
There are currently 1.5 million international students in the U.S., who get F and M visa for studying in the country. Among them, 405,314 F & M students are studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields in the U.S.
Eighty six per cent of international students studying STEM coursework were from Asia. ore international students studied engineering than any other STEM field of study, with 29 per cent of those engineering students coming from India, the report said.
As many as 81 percent of the Indian students are in STEM field, the highest for any country, the report said.