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Chronicle of Higher Education Features Top Producing Schools for Fulbright Program

Fulbright Feature in The Chronicle of Higher Education

A special editorial section in the Chronicle of Higher Education focuses on how the Fulbright Program is encouraging its participants to find innovative solutions to global issues that require creative collaboration and partnerships in areas such as health, energy, climate change and food security. 

The articles are part of an annual feature that lists the "Top Producing" schools - those institutions in each Carnegie Classification that had the highest numbers of their U.S. students (primarily recent graduates) and scholars (faculty, researchers and administrators) who received Fulbright grants for the current year. 

The institutions that had the highest number of students who received Fulbright U.S. Student awards for 2010-11, by Carnegie Classification, are: University of Michigan at Ann Arbor (Research Institutions), University of Portland (Master’s Institutions), Pitzer College (Bachelor’s Institutions), and Rhode Island School of Design (Other Institutions). The institutions that had the highest number of faculty who received grants from the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Programs are: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Research Institutions), San Francisco State University (Master’s Institutions), and Middlebury College (Bachelor’s Institutions). Also listed are a number of Community Colleges and Other Institutions that each had one faculty member receive a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Grant.

The Chronicle coverage also includes tables and charts on top destinations for U.S. Fulbright Students and Scholars, and top U.S. host institutions for Fulbright Scholars from other countries. 

Related feature articles include an overview of the current developments and State Department priorities for the Fulbright Program, a profile of a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant (ETA) to Brazil and a story on how the Fulbright FLTA Program has helped to foster foreign language learning at HBCU institutions (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), as well as a story about international education administrators who visited Japan last year on a Fulbright administrators program which seeks to help American higher-education officials learn about other education systems.

The Fulbright Program, the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program, is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.  Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 300,000 participants—chosen for their academic merit and leadership potential — with the opportunity to study, teach and conduct research, exchange ideas and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. In the United States, the Institute of International Education administers and coordinates activities relevant to the Fulbright Student Program and Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S Department of State. You can find out more about the Fulbright Program at, or on the State Department's Fulbright website at

Visit the Chronicle of Higher Education online to see this special coverage of the Fulbright Program. The articles also appear in the Chronicle's October 29 print edition.

Feature Articles:

Fulbright Puts Money Where Problems Are
A Teaching Assistant Finds Her Career Path in the Amazon
Small University Uses Fulbright Program to Bolster Foreign-Language Teaching
U.S. Administrators Get Close Look at Japan's Education System

Charts and Graphics:

Table: Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Students by Type of Institution, 2010-11
Table: Top Producers of U.S. Fulbright Scholars by Type of Institution, 2010-11
Table: Top Destinations for U.S. Fulbright Scholars, 2010-11
Table: Institutions Hosting Most Foreign Fulbright Scholars, 2010-11
Table: Top Destinations for U.S. Fulbright Students, 2010-11
Map: Countries and Territories Sending the Most Fulbright Scholars to the U.S.

Complete Lists of Institutions that produced U.S. Fulbright Students 2010-11

View an archive of Top Producing Institutions for the Fulbright U.S. Student Program

UPDATED List of Top Institutions Producing U.S. Fulbright Scholars for 2010-11

Note: The top-producing institution lists published in The Chronicle features data as of Sep. 9, 2010. An updated list as of October 26, 2010 is now available.

Top Producing Lists for U.S. Fulbright Scholars


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