International student mobility data is crucial to U.S. higher education professionals looking to internationalize their campuses, and EducationUSA offers several crucial resources.
The U.S. Department of State funds the Open Doors report – an annual survey produced by the Institute of International Education (IIE) of foreign students and scholars in the United States and of U.S. students studying abroad in credit-bearing courses.
Open Doors data is used by U.S. embassies, the Departments of State, Commerce, and Education, and other federal, state, and local organizations to inform policy decisions about educational exchanges, trade in educational services, and study abroad activity. U.S. colleges and universities, foreign governments, and the media rely on these comparative statistics to analyze trends in student mobility.
The report also provides data on places of origin, sources of financial support, fields of study, host institutions, academic level, and rates of growth of the international student population in the United States, as well as on the economic impact of international students to the state where they study and the nation as a whole. Also included in the publication are sections on international scholars in the United States and Intensive English Programs.
EducationUSA Student Mobility Facts and Figures
Each year EducationUSA produces succinct country/territory-level fact sheets that 1) summarize key student mobility facts and figures based on Open Doors data; 2) provide an overview of the national education system, secondary education, and university system; 3) identify national educational authorities and international education resources; and 4) spotlight essential “must know” information for U.S. higher education institutions recruiting international students.
- Global Compilation -- all sheets in one PDF (coming soon)
Click on the links below to access individual location fact sheets, as well as regional compilations:
- Europe and Eurasia Region - Individual PDFs | Compilation PDF
- Western Hemisphere Region - Individual PDFs | Compilation PDF
- Sub-Saharan Africa Region - Individual PDFs | Compilation PDF
- South Central Asia Region - Individual PDFs | Compilation PDF
- Near East Region - Individual PDF | Compilation PDF
- East Asia Pacific Region - Individual PDFs | Compilation PDF (coming soon)
EducationUSA Global Guide
EducationUSA produces an annual publication written by EducationUSA Regional Educational Advising Coordinators (REACS) with Washington, D.C. staff. These regional chapters present detailed information on current recruitment trends, country highlights, and government scholarships written by experts on the ground. The Global Guide provides U.S. higher education recruiters with detailed statistics on in-person and virtual outreach, along with tips on the best means of communication with students from the region.