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Mahesh Ramani
06 Jan 2016 456 1 min Share

Trends in Higher Education in the USA

Latest surveys indicate that the number of international students in the USA continues to rise with Asian students dominating the scene.

06 Jan 2016 456 1 min Share
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Trends in Higher Education in the USA

It is no secret that Indians have a fascination for the USA. Be it the movies and music, wrestling, Wall Street, iconic tourist spots or top-ranked universities, the USA continues to be the number one destination for Indian students looking to study abroad.

The latest “Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange” was released on November 16. The key finding is that the number of international students in the USA has grown by about 10% and American students studying in other countries has grown by 5.2%.

Let us look at the highlights:

  • In the past 35 years, the 10% increase in number of international students indicates the highest rate of growth.
  • Students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics - STEM form the largest chunk of American students studying abroad.
  • International students have contributed over $30 billion to the American economy in 2014.
  • Asia and the Middle East continue to send students to the USA for higher studies, Latin America and the Caribbean made up 19.4% of all international students who arrived in the USA in 2014.
  • The racial and ethnic diversity of international students in the USA has improved.

Source – U.S. Department of State

Typically, the MS, MBA and MTech remain the most popular qualifications that Indian students look to study in the USA. This article on the scope of studying an MBA in the USA and its benefits offers more insights into the craze for the American MBA.

Education in a government-funded state university will always be less expensive when compared to a private university. The advantages of a private university would be the greater availability of scholarships and work-internship options.

The advantages of an American degree are manifold:

  • Instant recognition of your academic qualification
  • Enhanced career options and chance for a better salary
  • Top-quality research facilities and funding
  • Opportunities to settle in the USA on completion of your education

You can browse through our extensive list of American universities and programmes and find a programme that matches your needs. You can call us on 1-800-103-2581 and receive expert advice and assistance to join an American university. Don’t hesitate call right now and fulfil your dream of studying in the USA. 

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