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SCU Ranks Nationally Among Leading Institutions for Global Education

On Monday, November 11, 2013, the 2013 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange was released by the Institute of International Education (IIE). IIE is an independent not-for-profit that ranks among the largest and most experienced international education and training organizations in the world. With support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, IIE releases an annual Open Doors Report to provide a resource for comprehensive information on international students and scholars, who are studying or teaching at higher education institutions in the U.S., and U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit at their home colleges or universities.

SCU RANKS NATIONALLY IN THREE CATEGORIES:

#8 Leading Master's Institutions for the number of students studying abroad on mid-length (one quarter/semester) programs
#28 Leading Master's Institutions hosting the greatest number of International Students
#40 Leading Master's Institutions in the total number of Study Abroad students

 

Highlights from OPEN DOORS 2013: REPORT ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE*:

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ON U.S. CAMPUSES ARE AT ALL-TIME HIGH

  • The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 7 percent to a record high of 819,644 in the 2012/13 academic year. 
  • This 2012/13 data marks the seventh consecutive year that Open Doors reported expansion in the total number of international students in U.S. higher education; there are 40 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities than there were a decade ago. 
  • New enrollments in fall of 2012 were up 10 percent from the prior year.
  • Chinese student enrollments increased by 21 percent in total and by 26 percent at the undergraduate level.
  • Top 5 countries of origin: China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada. 
  • The state of California hosted more than 100,000 international students for the second time this year, followed by New York, Texas, Massachusetts and Illinois.

STUDY ABROAD BY U.S. STUDENTS SHOWS CONTINUED GROWTH, BUT STILL ONLY 10% OF ALL UNDERGRADUATES STUDY ABROAD BEFORE GRADUATION

  • The number of Americans receiving credit for study abroad in 2011/11 increased by 3 percent to a total of 283,332.
  • The number of U.S. students studying abroad increased in 18 of the top 25 destination countries.  
  • Study abroad by American students has more than tripled over the past two decades, from only about 71,000 students in 1991/92.  
  • American students studying abroad still represent a small proportion of total enrollment in U.S. higher education. Less than 10 percent of American students receiving undergraduate degrees this past year have studied abroad at some point during their undergraduate programs.
  • Top 5 destination countries were: UK, Italy, Spain, France and China.
  • 36 campuses had undergraduate study abroad participation rates of more than 70 percent of their student body.

 

*Highlights taken from 11/11/13 IIE Newsletter

Read full 2013 Open Doors Press Release from IIE here...

View 2013 Open Doors Data here...

 

 

Posted on 11/12/2013