China students lead the origin of international students in the U.S.
The U.S. is widely known for its international student enrollment.
From many parts of the world, youth from China, Mexico, India and more seek for a place in American schools as they contribute up to 542 billion dollars in revenue for the education industry.
As for the 2016/2017 academic year, there were 350,755 Chinese students enrolled in American schools, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE).
186,267 students where from India; 58,663 from South Korea; 52,611 from Saudi Arabia and 27,065 from Canada.
Following the top five on the chart were Vietnam (22,438), Taiwan (21,516), Japan (18,780), Mexico (16,835) and Brazil (13,089).
According to Statista, in the 2016/17 academic year, there were over 391,124 international graduate students which accounted for almost half the international students in the U.S., while business and management programs and engineering were among the most common fields of study for these students.
Home of international studies…. And high tuition fees
Even though the U.S. might seem like a great place to enroll for an education, it pays some of the highest tuition fees in the world.
As for the top-city economic contributors where non-born U.S. graduates reside or acquired a degree during the past years, according to USNews, were New York, California, Massachusetts, Texas and Pennsylvania.
The University of Washington, Michigan, Ohio and Florida are the universities with the highest number of foreign students in the U.S.
It is estimated that every year, a 4 percent growth will be seen in the number of international students across U.S. cities, as 760,000 alumni existed between 2011 and 2012, while over one million were counted in 2015-2016.