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India surpasses China in sending students to the US

India sent more students the China to the States in 2022 as well as recorded an increase in the number of US-bound students in comparison to 2021

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The number of Indian students headed to the US witnessed a considerable increase in 2022 as per the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) 2022 annual report on  Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)released on April 26, detailing the international student population.

According to the report, India sent 64,300 students to the US in 2022 while China’s number declined to 24,796. In a statement, ICE shared, “The number of international students from China and India made Asia the most popular continent of origin.”

India stands second with 297,151 students after China with 324,196 in the top 10 countries of citizenship list with the largest number of international student records in the United States in the calendar year 2022.  Out of the 297,151 Indian students, 37 per cent are female and 63 per cent are male students, according to the release figures.

The total number of Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) records for active F-1 and M-1 students was 1,362,157 in the calendar year 2022, an increase of 10.1 per cent from the calendar year 2021.

The overall increase rate of international student from each continent. Image - ICE Report

Other than Antarctica, F-1 and M-1 students come from every continent in the world, and more than 227 countries and territories. Asia had the largest number of active international student records (959,049), accounting for 70.4 per cent of the international student population.

As per the released data,the US is the favourite destination for a Master’s degree as out of the total number of international students, 41 per cent are enrolled for a Master’s, 37 per cent for Bachelor’s, 16 per cent for a Doctoral and 6 per cent for Associate’s degree.

The U.S. states that hosted the largest number student in 2022. Image - ICE Report

In 2022, California hosted 225,173 international students, the largest percentage of international students (16.5 per cent) of any U.S. state. F-1 and M-1 students study across the United States and its territories. As of the calendar year 2021, California, New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Florida hosted the largest number of student records and together welcomed 48.5 per cent (660,921) of all international students, the report underlined.