Asian Students in America

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About 492,000 Asian students studied in the US during the 2011-2012 academic year, accounting for 64% of America’s international students and contributing $14 billion to the US economy. The number of students from Asia has increased by 164,000, or 50%, since the 2001-02 academic year.

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International Students from Asia

TOP PLACES OF ORIGIN, 2011-2012 Academic Year

Asia accounts for six of the ten leading countries of origin of international students in the US

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Source: Institute of International Education (IIE) and NAFSA (Association of International Educators).

 Top 5 Origins of Asian Students* in America

 

 

 

 Asian Students in America from Selected Countries

 

 

 Asian* Students in America by State and Territory

This table shows Asian students studying in America by state and territory for academic year 2011/12.

Source: Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education

 

Total Asian Students* in America by Academic Year

Source: Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education

 

Regional Comparison of International Students Studying in America

More international students come from Asia than any other region*.

Source: Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education

 

Regional Comparison of International Students Studying in America

This table shows regional comparison of international students in America from academic year 2000/01 to 2010/12.

 Source: Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education

 

*NOTE

This projects defines Asia as:

  • Northeast Asia: China, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Mongolia, Taiwan, Hong Kong
  • Southeast Asia: Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Timor-Leste
  • South Asia: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
  • Pacific: Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu