Students from India and China form 70% of the engineering chunk in US
According to a new report by SEVP, 70% of international students studying engineering in USA are from China and India.
The report, “SEVIS by the numbers”, released on August 6, 2014, reveals that more international students study engineering than any other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) field.
In terms of numbers, the report says that as of July 8 this year, a total of 9,66,333 international students are enrolled in nearly 9,000 US schools using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa. This marks an 8% increase when compared to the same month previous year.
According to the report, 75% of all international students are from Asia, with 28 per cent from China. In fact, majority of the international students studying in USA are from China.
Regarding the course of study, nearly 350,000 international students pursued STEM in July of which 85% are from Asia.
The top 10 countries of citizenship for international students included: China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Mexico and Brazil.
While, the University of Southern California, Purdue University, the University of Illinois, New York University and Columbia University rank one through five among the American schools with the most international students.