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U.S. Study Abroad: Student Profile

2001/02 - 2011/12

PROFILE OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2001/02 - 2011/12
PERCENT OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS
                       
Characteristic 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
                       
Academic level                      
Junior 40.7 38.0 34.7 35.8 34.2 36.6 35.9 36.8 35.8 35.8 36.0
Senior 20.4 20.2 19.3 19.6 19.8 21.3 21.3 21.6 21.8 23.4 24.4
Sophomore 13.6 11.8 12.0 12.2 12.8 12.9 13.1 13.9 13.2 12.6 13.0
Bachelor's, Unspecified 11.0 15.3 16.3 15.2 14.9 12.5 13.4 11.3 11.0 10.3 8.4
Master's Students 4.7 4.8 4.1 3.4 4.8 5.9 6.3 6.6 8.1 8.5 8.3
Freshman 3.2 2.9 3.0 3.1 3.7 3.3 3.5 3.4 3.5 3.3 3.3
Graduate, Professional* - - 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.4 2.3 2.6
Graduate, Unspecified 3.3 3.4 2.4 3.4 3.0 2.6 2.0 2.6 2.5 2.1 1.9
Associate's Students 1.5 2.1 1.6 2.7 2.7 2.7 2.2 1.1 0.1 0.2 1.1
Doctoral Students 0.7 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.7
Other Academic Level 0.8 0.7 4.2 2.5 1.9 0.0 0.1 0.0 1.0 0.9 0.3
                       
Sex                      
Female 64.9 64.7 65.6 65.5 65.5 65.1 65.1 64.2 63.5 64.4 64.8
Male 35.1 35.3 34.4 34.5 34.5 34.9 34.9 35.8 36.5 35.6 35.2
                       
Race/Ethnicity                      
White 82.9 83.2 83.7 83.0 83.0 81.9 81.8 80.5 78.7 77.8 76.4
Asian, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 5.8 6.0 6.1 6.3 6.3 6.7 6.6 7.3 7.9 7.9 7.7
Hispanic or Latino(a) 5.4 5.1 5.0 5.6 5.4 6.0 5.9 6.0 6.4 6.9 7.6
Black or African-American 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.5 3.5 3.8 4.0 4.2 4.7 4.8 5.3
Multiracial 2.0 1.8 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.6 1.9 2.1 2.5
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
                       
TOTAL 160,920 174,629 191,231 205,983 223,534 241,791 262,416 260,327 270,604 273,996 283,332

* Reported for the first time in 2003/04.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2013). "Profile of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2001/02-2011/12." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors