Country Origins of International Students in USA

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Students gathered around the campus of Columbia University (USA)

The Institute of International Education published an article on leading places of origin of international students in United States for 2017/2018.

Among 218 countries, China had the greatest number of students enrolled in United States with 363,341 students. Following the list are India (196,271), South Korea (54,555), Saudi Arabia (44,432), and Canada (25,909).

On the other hand, least countries with number of students enrolled in United States are Nauru (1), St. Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (1), Norfolk Island (3), French Guiana (3), Montserrat (3), Vatican City (3), North Korea (3), and Sao Tome and Principe (3).

International Students Origins in USA


Rank CountryStudents
1China363,341
2India196,271
3South Korea54,555
4Saudi Arabia44,432
5Canada25,909
6Vietnam24,325
7Taiwan22,454
8Japan18,753
9Mexico15,468
10Brazil14,620
11Nepal13,270
12Iran12,783
13Nigeria12,693
14United Kingdom11,460
15Turkey10,520
16Kuwait10,190
17Germany10,042
18France8,802
19Indonesia8,650
20Venezuela8,371
21Malaysia8,271
22Colombia7,976
23Pakistan7,537
24Bangladesh7,496
25Spain7,489
26Hong Kong7,162
27Thailand6,636
28Italy5,789
29Russia5,518
30Australia4,908
31Singapore4,575
32Egypt3,701
33Sweden3,543
34Kenya3,322
35Sri Lanka3,309
36Peru3,235
37Philippines3,225
38Ghana3,213
39Oman3,097
40Ecuador3,050
41Jamaica2,785
42Netherlands2,701
43Chile2,528
44United Arab Emirates2,486
45Jordan2,420
46Greece2,395
47Israel2,327
48Argentina2,283
49Bahamas2,176
50Ethiopia2,118
51Norway2,105
52Honduras2,104
53South Africa2,040
54Ukraine1,928
55Kazakhstan1,865
56New Zealand1,785
57Panama1,749
58Lebanon1,633
59Myanmar1,569
60Morocco1,563
61El Salvador1,554
62Mongolia1,481
63Poland1,477
64Dominican Republic1,467
65Iraq1,438
66Denmark1,423
67Cameroon1,382
68Switzerland1,382
69Côte d'Ivoire1,349
70Zimbabwe1,324
71Trinidad and Tobago1,257
72Rwanda1,232
73Guatemala1,206
74Angola1,183
75Bolivia1,153
76Austria1,148
77Costa Rica1,146
78Ireland1,141
79Qatar1,127
80Democratic Republic of the Congo1,123
81Belgium1,080
82Serbia1,079
83Romania1,071
84Libya1,064
85Haiti948
86Portugal937
87Albania884
88Bulgaria826
89Tanzania824
90Uganda818
91Finland768
92Czech Republic763
93Tunisia728
94Syria726
95Hungary716
96Cambodia659
97Georgia597
98Paraguay590
99Uzbekistan570
100Burkina Faso567
101Macau555
102Senegal544
103Croatia528
104Yemen517
105Palestine480
106Afghanistan476
107Bahrain451
108Zambia450
109Uruguay444
110Azerbaijan426
111Iceland412
112Cyprus410
113Nicaragua409
114Dominica371
115Belize366
116Belarus351
117Slovakia347
118Equatorial Guinea335
119Gabon332
120Sudan331
121Lithuania327
122Barbados322
123Armenia313
124Malawi306
125Mali302
126Republic of the Congo298
127Bermuda296
128Guyana296
129Bosnia and Herzegovina290
130Mauritius288
130Niger288
132Liberia262
133Gambia261
134Slovenia250
135Moldova237
136Latvia236
137Benin234
137Turkmenistan234
139Botswana233
140Kosovo229
140Saint Lucia229
142Kyrgyzstan227
143North Macedonia224
144Tajikistan222
145Algeria212
146Sierra Leone200
146Antigua and Barbuda200
146Saint Kitts and Nevis200
149Togo199
150Eswatini188
151Estonia186
152Grenada170
153Cayman Islands169
153Tonga169
155Bhutan152
155Cuba152
157Eritrea151
158Burundi134
159Madagascar132
160Curacao128
161Montenegro115
162Mozambique111
163Fiji109
164Mauritania106
165Laos104
166Luxembourg102
167Namibia101
168Guinea98
169Samoa93
170Aruba90
171Saint Vincent and the Grenadines83
171Papua New Guinea83
173Sint Maarten82
174Suriname80
175South Sudan76
176Chad75
177British Virgin Islands70
178Somalia67
178Cape Verde67
180Kiribati58
181Lesotho55
182Brunei Darussalam53
183Timor-Leste44
184Turks and Caicos Islands42
185Micronesia38
186Malta34
187Maldives32
188Palau31
189French Polynesia30
190Marshall Islands22
191Monaco17
192Anguilla15
193Central African Republic14
193Andorra14
193Vanuatu14
193Comoros12
193Martinique12
198Seychelles11
199Guinea-Bissau10
199Guadeloupe10
201Djibouti9
201Liechtenstein9
201Solomon Islands9
204Reunion6
204Gibraltar6
204New Caledonia6
207Cook Islands5
208San Marino4
208Niue4
208Tuvalu4
211São Tomé and Príncipe3
211North Korea3
211Vatican City3
211Montserrat3
211French Guiana3
211Norfolk Island3
217St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha1
217Nauru1

 

Source: Institute of International Education
Full report: 2018 Open Doors Report