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2000/01 - 2011/12

MAJOR FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS, 2000/01 -2011/12
PERCENT OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS
Major Field of Specialization          2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
                         
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 14.7 14.6 17.5 23.2 21.5 23.2 24.3 21.8 22.0 23.3 24.5 23.1
Health Sciences 26.9 27.4 25.0 20.8 21.9 20.2 19.7 17.7 19.9 18.1 17.0 16.0
Engineering 12.6 11.4 11.8 10.7 11.6 11.4 12.0 12.8 12.9 13.1 12.9 14.1
Physical Sciences 14.7 14.0 14.3 13.2 13.2 12.1 11.7 12.1 11.4 11.6 11.5 12.1
Agriculture 3.9 3.4 3.9 3.1 3.7 3.1 4.0 4.1 3.5 4.0 4.0 3.8
Social Sciences & History 3.6 4.5 4.1 3.3 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.9 3.9 4.0 4.4
Business & Management 2.6 3.1 2.9 3.8 2.8 3.3 3.0 3.9 3.8 3.8 3.9 3.8
Computer & Information Sciences 2.7 3.3 3.2 3.7 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.3 3.3 3.4 2.9 3.0
Foreign Languages & Literature 1.9 2.0 2.5 1.9 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.3 2.1 2.4 2.2
Mathematics 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.2 2.1 2.3
Education 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.9 1.9 1.7 1.8 1.9
Public Administration & Social Service 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.6 0.8
Area & Ethnic Studies 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.6 1.4
Law & Legal Studies 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6
Psychology 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.0 1.2
Visual & Performing Arts 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0
Letters 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.9
Architecture & Environmental Design 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.7
Communications 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7
Family and Consumer Sciences 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.5
Philosophy & Religion 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.6
Library Sciences 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.5
All Other Fields 2.8 2.4 1.9 2.2 2.7 4.2 2.4 3.6 2.7 2.3 2.7 3.8
                       
TOTAL 79,651 86,015 84,281 82,905 89,634 96,981 98,239 106,123 113,494 115,098 115,313 116,917

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2012). "Major Field of Specialization of International Scholars, 2000/01-2011/12." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors