Which countries sent the most college students to the United States, 2017-18?

Dec. 4, 2018
The International Institute of Education's annual Open Doors report provides data on international students who come to the United States.

The number of international students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States rose slightly in 2017-18.

The International Institute of Education's annual Open Doors report says that 1,094,792 students attended U.S. colleges and universities in 2017-18—a 1.5 percent increase of the 2016-17 figure of 1,078,822 students.

Topping the list is China, whose students from make up about a third of all the international students in the United States.

Here are the 10 nations with the most students attending U.S. colleges and universities in 2017-18.

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Mike Kennedy | Senior Editor

Mike Kennedy, senior editor, has written for AS&U on a wide range of educational issues since 1999.

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