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South Korean Students In America

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South Koreans Studying in the US Have Increased Over 40% While American Students in South Korea Have Risen Nearly 300% in a Decade

South Korea is the 3rd largest source of foreign students in the US, while the US is the 6th largest source of foreign students in Korea. The number of South Korean students in the United States has increased significantly in the last decade, rising by more than 40% from 51,500 students in the academic year 2001/02 to more than 72,000 in 2012/13. Only China and India have more students in the US than does South Korea.

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South Korea is Among the Top Sources of Foreign Students Studying in the US.

 

South Korean Students Are 10% of All International Students and Contribute Over $2 Billion to the US Economy

In 2002, Koreans represented 8.4% of all international students in the United States; in 2009 they reached a high of 11.2%.

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Korean Students as a Share of All Foreign Students By State, 2011-12  

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Top Ten States: Students from Korea, 2011-12

South Korean Students in America by State and Territory

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

 

Source: Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education

 

South Korean Students in America

This table shows South Korean students studying in America from academic year 2000/01 to 2011/12.

Source: Open Doors Report, Institute of International Education