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International Students: Fields of Study

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2008/2009 - 2009/10

FIELDS OF STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2008/09 - 2009/10
Field of Study 2008/09 Int'l Students 2009/10 Int'l Students 2009/10 % of Total % Change
Business and Management 138,565 145,514 21.1 5.0
Engineering 118,980 127,441 18.4 7.1
Physical and Life Sciences 61,699 61,285 8.9 -0.7
Math and Computer Science 56,367 60,780 8.8 7.8
Social Sciences 57,348 59,865 8.7 4.4
Fine and Applied Arts 34,854 35,801 5.2 2.7
Health Professions 35,064 32,111 4.6 -8.4
Intensive English Language 28,524 26,075 3.8 -8.6
Education 18,120 18,299 2.6 1.0
Humanities 19,179 17,985 2.6 -6.2
Agriculture 8,961 10,317 1.5 15.1
Other Fields of Study 73,011 76,743 11.1 5.1
Undeclared 20,944 18,707 2.7 -10.7
TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 671,616 690,923 100.0 2.9
* Field of study data for OPT students is included in the data reported above

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2010). "International Students by Field of Study, 2008/09-2009/10." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors