Number of Indian Students in US Continue to Rise

Published: | November 14, 2018
Number of Indian Students in US Continue to Rise

The number of Indian students pursuing higher education in the U.S. has gone up by 5%. However, there has been a negative growth in countries like Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Canada.

According to the US Embassy reports, the number of Indian students pursuing higher education in the US has increased by 5 per cent as compared to last year.

However, there has been a decline in the growth as compared to last year. Last year the growth was nearly 12%. One of the main reason behind this is the cost sensitivity. In recent years, the cost of living in the US for Indian students has increased due to a fall in rupee value.

As per the Open Doors 2017-18 report, the number of Indian students in the US has increased by 5.4% to 1,96,271 in past one year. The report was published by the Institute of International Education.

Also Read: More than 2 Lakh Indian Students Studying in US Universities

Indian is the second largest community when it comes to international students. The first in the list is China with one-third of the total international students.

However, there has been a negative growth in many countries such as South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Mexico and Canada. South Korea has witnessed a drop of 15% followed by Mexico with 8% and at last South Korea and Canada with a negative growth of 7% and 4% respectively.

Joseph Pomper, Minister Counsellor for Consular Affairs said that India has witnessed a positive growth in terms of students going to the US for higher education. From the past 10 years, the number of Indian students choosing the US has doubled.

Also Read: UK Varsities to Attract Indian Students through New Post-Study Visa

Students are more aware and know that US education offers great exposure opportunities. The top host states are New York, Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.

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