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Nations that sent the most college students to the United States, 2019-20

Dec. 15, 2020
The 2020 Open Doors Report says that in 2019-20, a total of 1,075,496 students from other countries were enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions.

Just as it did in 2018-19, China sent more college students to the United States in 2019-20 than any other nation in the world.

The International Institute of Education's 2020 Open Doors report says that 372,532 students from China were enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions in 2019-20.

That represents 34.6% of the 1,075,496 students international students attending U.S. colleges and universities in 2019-20.

Overall, the number of international students enrolled in colleges and universities in the United States declined by 1.8% in 2019-20 compared with the previous year.

International students accounted for 5.5% of all students in U.S. higher education, the report found.

Here are the 10 nations with the most students attending U.S. colleges and universities in 2019-20.

Nation        Number of students in U.S. college and universities

China                     372,532
India                      193,124
South Korea           49,809
Saudi Arabia           30,957
Canada                   25,992
Vietnam                  23,777
Taiwan                    23,724
Japan                     17,554
Brazil                       16,671
Mexico                   14,348

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