New Delhi (NVI): The number of Indian students in the United States increased by almost three percent over the last year crossing the two lakh mark for the first time, says the 2019 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.
The number of students studying in the US now stands at 2,02,014. This marks the sixth consecutive year that the total number of Indians pursuing their higher education in the United States has grown, the report released today said.
According to the report, Indians make up to over 18 percent of all international students in the United States. Besides, the country also provided the second highest number of graduate students and jumped up to third place in undergraduates list.
In 2018-19, US colleges and universities hosted more than one million international students for the fourth consecutive year. The total number of international students expanded for the thirteenth consecutive year.
“Student exchanges between our two countries help strengthen the foundation upon which our strategic partnership is built. Indian students are looking for a great education and the United States offers the best return on this investment,” US Embassy’s Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs Charisse Phillips said while speaking at the United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF).
First Secretary, Cultural Affairs, Karl Adam, said, “Our system of education offers practical application and experience which gives any graduate an advantage in the job market. We want to help Indian students with credible and official information on studying in the US and that’s why we have seven EducationUSA advising centres across India and a free mobile India now available on iOS and Android.”
The top places of origin for international students studying in the United States were China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Vietnam, Taiwan, Japan, Brazil and Mexico.
The top host states were California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Florida, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana.