Country Origins of International Students in USA

intenational students in usa

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
1Country Origins of International Students in USA 1China363,341
2Country Origins of International Students in USA 2India196,271
3Country Origins of International Students in USA 3South Korea54,555
4Country Origins of International Students in USA 4Saudi Arabia44,432
5Country Origins of International Students in USA 5Canada25,909
6Country Origins of International Students in USA 6Vietnam24,325
7Country Origins of International Students in USA 7Taiwan22,454
8Country Origins of International Students in USA 8Japan18,753
9Country Origins of International Students in USA 9Mexico15,468
10Country Origins of International Students in USA 10Brazil14,620
11Country Origins of International Students in USA 11Nepal13,270
12Country Origins of International Students in USA 12Iran12,783
13Country Origins of International Students in USA 13Nigeria12,693
14Country Origins of International Students in USA 14United Kingdom11,460
15Country Origins of International Students in USA 15Turkey10,520
16Country Origins of International Students in USA 16Kuwait10,190
17Country Origins of International Students in USA 17Germany10,042
18Country Origins of International Students in USA 18France8,802
19Country Origins of International Students in USA 19Indonesia8,650
20Country Origins of International Students in USA 20Venezuela8,371
21Country Origins of International Students in USA 21Malaysia8,271
22Country Origins of International Students in USA 22Colombia7,976
23Country Origins of International Students in USA 23Pakistan7,537
24Country Origins of International Students in USA 24Bangladesh7,496
25Country Origins of International Students in USA 25Spain7,489
26Country Origins of International Students in USA 26Hong Kong7,162
27Country Origins of International Students in USA 27Thailand6,636
28Country Origins of International Students in USA 28Italy5,789
29Country Origins of International Students in USA 29Russia5,518
30Country Origins of International Students in USA 30Australia4,908
31Country Origins of International Students in USA 31Singapore4,575
32Country Origins of International Students in USA 32Egypt3,701
33Country Origins of International Students in USA 33Sweden3,543
34Country Origins of International Students in USA 34Kenya3,322
35Country Origins of International Students in USA 35Sri Lanka3,309
36Country Origins of International Students in USA 36Peru3,235
37Country Origins of International Students in USA 37Philippines3,225
38Country Origins of International Students in USA 38Ghana3,213
39Country Origins of International Students in USA 39Oman3,097
40Country Origins of International Students in USA 40Ecuador3,050
41Country Origins of International Students in USA 41Jamaica2,785
42Country Origins of International Students in USA 42Netherlands2,701
43Country Origins of International Students in USA 43Chile2,528
44Country Origins of International Students in USA 44United Arab Emirates2,486
45Country Origins of International Students in USA 45Jordan2,420
46Country Origins of International Students in USA 46Greece2,395
47Country Origins of International Students in USA 47Israel2,327
48Country Origins of International Students in USA 48Argentina2,283
49Country Origins of International Students in USA 49Bahamas2,176
50Country Origins of International Students in USA 50Ethiopia2,118
51Country Origins of International Students in USA 51Norway2,105
52Country Origins of International Students in USA 52Honduras2,104
53Country Origins of International Students in USA 53South Africa2,040
54Country Origins of International Students in USA 54Ukraine1,928
55Country Origins of International Students in USA 55Kazakhstan1,865
56Country Origins of International Students in USA 56New Zealand1,785
57Country Origins of International Students in USA 57Panama1,749
58Country Origins of International Students in USA 16Lebanon1,633
59Country Origins of International Students in USA 59Myanmar1,569
60Country Origins of International Students in USA 60Morocco1,563
61Country Origins of International Students in USA 61El Salvador1,554
62Country Origins of International Students in USA 62Mongolia1,481
63Country Origins of International Students in USA 63Poland1,477
64Country Origins of International Students in USA 64Dominican Republic1,467
65Country Origins of International Students in USA 65Iraq1,438
66Country Origins of International Students in USA 66Denmark1,423
67Country Origins of International Students in USA 67Cameroon1,382
68Country Origins of International Students in USA 68Switzerland1,382
69Country Origins of International Students in USA 69Côte d'Ivoire1,349
70Country Origins of International Students in USA 70Zimbabwe1,324
71Country Origins of International Students in USA 71Trinidad and Tobago1,257
72Country Origins of International Students in USA 72Rwanda1,232
73Country Origins of International Students in USA 73Guatemala1,206
74Country Origins of International Students in USA 74Angola1,183
75Country Origins of International Students in USA 75Bolivia1,153
76Country Origins of International Students in USA 76Austria1,148
77Country Origins of International Students in USA 77Costa Rica1,146
78Country Origins of International Students in USA 78Ireland1,141
79Country Origins of International Students in USA 79Qatar1,127
80Country Origins of International Students in USA 80Democratic Republic of the Congo1,123
81Country Origins of International Students in USA 81Belgium1,080
82Country Origins of International Students in USA 82Serbia1,079
83Country Origins of International Students in USA 83Romania1,071
84Country Origins of International Students in USA 84Libya1,064
85Country Origins of International Students in USA 85Haiti948
86Country Origins of International Students in USA 86Portugal937
87Country Origins of International Students in USA 87Albania884
88Country Origins of International Students in USA 88Bulgaria826
89Country Origins of International Students in USA 89Tanzania824
90Country Origins of International Students in USA 90Uganda818
91Country Origins of International Students in USA 91Finland768
92Country Origins of International Students in USA 92Czech Republic763
93Country Origins of International Students in USA 93Tunisia728
94Country Origins of International Students in USA 94Syria726
95Country Origins of International Students in USA 95Hungary716
96Country Origins of International Students in USA 67Cambodia659
97Country Origins of International Students in USA 97Georgia597
98Country Origins of International Students in USA 98Paraguay590
99Country Origins of International Students in USA 99Uzbekistan570
100Country Origins of International Students in USA 100Burkina Faso567
101Country Origins of International Students in USA 101Macau555
102Country Origins of International Students in USA 102Senegal544
103Country Origins of International Students in USA 103Croatia528
104Country Origins of International Students in USA 104Yemen517
105Country Origins of International Students in USA 105Palestine480
106Country Origins of International Students in USA 106Afghanistan476
107Country Origins of International Students in USA 107Bahrain451
108Country Origins of International Students in USA 108Zambia450
109Country Origins of International Students in USA 109Uruguay444
110Country Origins of International Students in USA 110Azerbaijan426
111Country Origins of International Students in USA 111Iceland412
112Country Origins of International Students in USA 112Cyprus410
113Country Origins of International Students in USA 113Nicaragua409
114Country Origins of International Students in USA 114Dominica371
115Country Origins of International Students in USA 115Belize366
116Country Origins of International Students in USA 116Belarus351
117Country Origins of International Students in USA 117Slovakia347
118Country Origins of International Students in USA 118Equatorial Guinea335
119Country Origins of International Students in USA 119Gabon332
120Country Origins of International Students in USA 120Sudan331
121Country Origins of International Students in USA 121Lithuania327
122Country Origins of International Students in USA 122Barbados322
123Country Origins of International Students in USA 123Armenia313
124Country Origins of International Students in USA 124Malawi306
125Country Origins of International Students in USA 125Mali302
126Country Origins of International Students in USA 126Republic of the Congo298
127Country Origins of International Students in USA 127Bermuda296
128Country Origins of International Students in USA 128Guyana296
129Country Origins of International Students in USA 129Bosnia and Herzegovina290
130Country Origins of International Students in USA 130Mauritius288
130Country Origins of International Students in USA 131Niger288
132Country Origins of International Students in USA 132Liberia262
133Country Origins of International Students in USA 133Gambia261
134Country Origins of International Students in USA 134Slovenia250
135Country Origins of International Students in USA 135Moldova237
136Country Origins of International Students in USA 84Latvia236
137Country Origins of International Students in USA 137Benin234
137Country Origins of International Students in USA 138Turkmenistan234
139Country Origins of International Students in USA 139Botswana233
140Country Origins of International Students in USA 140Kosovo229
140Country Origins of International Students in USA 141Saint Lucia229
142Country Origins of International Students in USA 142Kyrgyzstan227
143Country Origins of International Students in USA 143North Macedonia224
144Country Origins of International Students in USA 144Tajikistan222
145Country Origins of International Students in USA 145Algeria212
146Country Origins of International Students in USA 146Sierra Leone200
146Country Origins of International Students in USA 147Antigua and Barbuda200
146Country Origins of International Students in USA 148Saint Kitts and Nevis200
149Country Origins of International Students in USA 149Togo199
150Country Origins of International Students in USA 150Eswatini188
151Country Origins of International Students in USA 151Estonia186
152Country Origins of International Students in USA 152Grenada170
153Country Origins of International Students in USA 153Cayman Islands169
153Country Origins of International Students in USA 154Tonga169
155Country Origins of International Students in USA 155Bhutan152
155Country Origins of International Students in USA 156Cuba152
157Country Origins of International Students in USA 157Eritrea151
158Country Origins of International Students in USA 158Burundi134
159Country Origins of International Students in USA 159Madagascar132
160Country Origins of International Students in USA 160Curacao128
161Country Origins of International Students in USA 161Montenegro115
162Country Origins of International Students in USA 162Mozambique111
163Country Origins of International Students in USA 163Fiji109
164Country Origins of International Students in USA 164Mauritania106
165Country Origins of International Students in USA 132Laos104
166Country Origins of International Students in USA 166Luxembourg102
167Country Origins of International Students in USA 167Namibia101
168Country Origins of International Students in USA 168Guinea98
169Country Origins of International Students in USA 169Samoa93
170Country Origins of International Students in USA 170Aruba90
171Country Origins of International Students in USA 171Saint Vincent and the Grenadines83
171Country Origins of International Students in USA 172Papua New Guinea83
173Country Origins of International Students in USA 173Sint Maarten82
174Country Origins of International Students in USA 174Suriname80
175Country Origins of International Students in USA 175South Sudan76
176Country Origins of International Students in USA 83Chad75
177Country Origins of International Students in USA 177British Virgin Islands70
178Country Origins of International Students in USA 178Somalia67
178Country Origins of International Students in USA 179Cape Verde67
180Country Origins of International Students in USA 180Kiribati58
181Country Origins of International Students in USA 142Lesotho55
182Country Origins of International Students in USA 182Brunei Darussalam53
183Country Origins of International Students in USA 183Timor-Leste44
184Country Origins of International Students in USA 184Turks and Caicos Islands42
185Country Origins of International Students in USA 185Micronesia38
186Country Origins of International Students in USA 186Malta34
187Country Origins of International Students in USA 187Maldives32
188Country Origins of International Students in USA 188Palau31
189Country Origins of International Students in USA 189French Polynesia30
190Country Origins of International Students in USA 190Marshall Islands22
191Country Origins of International Students in USA 191Monaco17
192Country Origins of International Students in USA 192Anguilla15
193Country Origins of International Students in USA 193Central African Republic14
193Country Origins of International Students in USA 194Andorra14
193Country Origins of International Students in USA 195Vanuatu14
193Country Origins of International Students in USA 196Comoros12
193Country Origins of International Students in USA 197Martinique12
198Country Origins of International Students in USA 198Seychelles11
199Country Origins of International Students in USA 199Guinea-Bissau10
199Country Origins of International Students in USA 18Guadeloupe10
201Country Origins of International Students in USA 201Djibouti9
201Country Origins of International Students in USA 202Liechtenstein9
201Country Origins of International Students in USA 203Solomon Islands9
204Country Origins of International Students in USA 18Reunion6
204Country Origins of International Students in USA 205Gibraltar6
204Country Origins of International Students in USA 206New Caledonia6
207Country Origins of International Students in USA 207Cook Islands5
208Country Origins of International Students in USA 208San Marino4
208Country Origins of International Students in USA 209Niue4
208Country Origins of International Students in USA 210Tuvalu4
211Country Origins of International Students in USA 211São Tomé and Príncipe3
211Country Origins of International Students in USA 212North Korea3
211Country Origins of International Students in USA 213Vatican City3
211Country Origins of International Students in USA 214Montserrat3
211Country Origins of International Students in USA 215French Guiana3
211Country Origins of International Students in USA 216Norfolk Island3
217Country Origins of International Students in USA 217St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha1
217Country Origins of International Students in USA 218Nauru1

 

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