Based on data extracted from SEVIS March 7, international student enrolment at US schools increased 6.2 per cent compared to March 2015.
In March, there were 8,687 US schools with SEVP certification to enrol international students, a three per cent decrease from the previous year, ICE said in a release. According to the report, 82 per cent of F and M students from India pursue degrees in a STEM field.
“More STEM students are from India than any other country,” it said.
On the other hand, 69 per cent of all F & M students who pursue mathematics and statistics coursework are from China, it said. Among US schools, New York University, the University of Southern California, Northeastern University, Columbia University and the University of Illinois rank one through five for schools with the highest international student populations. More than 10,000 international students were enrolled at each school in March.As many as 77 per cent of all international students are from Asia. The top 10 countries of citizenship for international students included: China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Vietnam, Japan, Taiwan, Brazil and Mexico.