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International Students: Primary Source of Funding

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2014/15

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' PRIMARY SOURCE OF FUNDING BY ACADEMIC LEVEL, 2014/15
 
Total
 
Academic Level (%)
  2014/15 % of Total   Undergraduate Graduate Non-Degree OPT
Personal and Family 619,999 63.6   79.9 55.3 54.4 43.6
U.S. College or University* 203,337 20.9   7.9 36.3 28.0 8.8
Foreign Government or University 75,042 7.7   9.2 5.0 13.9 0.7
Current Employment 48,632 5.0   0.1 0.6 0.2 44.4
Foreign Private Sponsor 9,735 1.0   1.0 1.1 0.8 0.9
U.S. Government 4,915 0.5   0.2 0.7 1.1 0.0
U.S. Private Sponsor 4,124 0.4   0.6 0.3 0.6 0.1
International Organization 2,489 0.3   0.2 0.2 0.7 0.0
Other Source 6,653 0.7   0.9 0.4 0.3 1.5
               
Total Students 974,926 100.0   398,824 362,228 93,587 120,287

*Funding from U.S. college or universities includes teaching and research assistantships, which are often federal government research grants disbursed to the student through the institution.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2015). "International Students by Primary Source of Funding, 2014/15." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors