Indian student enrollment in the United States

  • The report for the academic year 2013-14 states that the number of Indians studying in the US are 102,673.

  • India is the Second leading place of origin for students going to the United States.
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Indian students in the United States over the years:

Year Number
2014/15 132,888
2013/14 102,673
2012/13 96,754
2011/12 100,270
2010/11 103,895
2009/10 105,000
2008/09 103,260
2007/08 103,000
2006/07 83,833
2005/06 76,503
2004/05 80,466
2003/04 79,736
2002/03 74,603
2001/02 66,836
2000/01 54,664
1999/00 42,337




Ranking of International students to the United States (Top 10 countries)

Rank Place of Origin 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2014/15 % of total
  World Total 764,495 819,644 974,926 100.0
1 China 235,597 274,439 304,040 31.2
2 India 96,754 102,673 132,888 13.6
3 South Korea 70,627 68,047 63,710 6.5
4 Saudi Arabia 44,566 53,919 59,945 6.1
5 Canada 27,357 28,304 27,240 2.8
6 Taiwan 21,867 21,266 20,993 2.4
7 Japan 19,568 19,344 19,064 2.0
8 Vietnam 16,098 16,579 18,722 1.9
9 Mexico 14,199 14,799 17,052 1.7
10 Brazil 10,868 13,286 23,675 2.4



The following is a ranking of American Universities in order of enrolled International students, 2013/14

Rank University Number
1 New York University (11,164)
2 University of Southern California (10,932)
3 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (10,843)
4 Columbia University (10,486)
5 Purdue University Main Campus (9,988)
6 University of California - Los Angeles (9,579)
7 Northeastern University (9,078)
8 Arizona State University (8,683)
9 Michigan State University (7,704)
10 University of Washington (7,469)



The following is a ranking of American States in order of enrolled International students, 2013/14

Rank State 2013/14 2014/15
1 California (121,647) (135,000)
2 New York (98,906) (107,000)
3 Texas (64,277) (76,000)
4 Massachusetts (51,240) (55,000)
5 Illinois (42,527) (47,000)
6 Pennsylvania (41,446) (46,000)
7 Florida (36,249) (39,000)
8 Ohio (32,498) (36,000)


The following is a ranking of American cities in order of enrolled International students (data from 2001-2002)
Rank Metropolitan Area Number
1 New York (35,737)
2 Los Angeles / Long Beach (28,573)
3 Boston (24,117)
4 Washington D.C (21,727)
5 Chicago (16,170)
6 Philadelphia (11,002)
7 Houston (10,561)
8 Dallas (9,390)
9 San Jose (9,250)
10 San Francisco (8,375)



Total number of international students from all places of origin by field of study:
Rank Field of Study Number of Students Percent of Total
1 Business and Management 197,258 20.2%
2 Engineering 196,750 20.2%
3 Other/Unspecified Subject Areas 131,332 13.5%
4 Mathematics and Computer Sciences 112,950 11.6%
5 Social Sciences 75,951 7.8%
6 Physical and Life Sciences 73,838 7.6%
7 Humanities 66,737 6.8%
8 Fine and Applied Arts 56,758 5.8%
9 Health Professions 33,399 3.4%
10 Education 17,675 1.8%
11 Agriculture 12,278 1.3%
 
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