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1998/99 - 2008/09

MAJOR FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS, 1998/99 - 2008/09
PERCENT OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS
Major Field of Specialization 1998/99 1999/00 2000/01 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 15.4 16.8 14.7 14.6 17.5 23.2 21.5 23.2 24.3 21.8 22.0
Health Sciences 26.2 23.8 26.9 27.4 25.0 20.8 21.9 20.2 19.7 17.7 19.9
Engineering 12.6 11.9 12.6 11.4 11.8 10.7 11.6 11.4 12.0 12.8 12.9
Physical Sciences 15.0 14.8 14.7 14.0 14.3 13.2 13.2 12.1 11.7 12.1 11.4
Social Sciences & History 4.3 3.9 3.6 4.5 4.1 3.3 4.0 3.6 3.7 3.6 3.9
Business & Management 2.4 2.4 2.6 3.1 2.9 3.8 2.8 3.3 3.0 3.9 3.8
Agriculture 3.4 3.6 3.9 3.4 3.9 3.1 3.7 3.1 4.0 4.1 3.5
Computer & Information Sciences 2.5 2.9 2.7 3.3 3.2 3.7 3.1 3.3 3.0 3.3 3.3
Mathematics 2.8 2.6 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.3
Foreign Languages & Literature 2.3 2.8 1.9 2.0 2.5 1.9 1.9 2.2 2.3 2.5 2.3
Education 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.6 1.9 1.9
Area & Ethnic Studies 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.7
Law & Legal Studies 1.1 1.1 1.2 1.0 1.0 0.9 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.4 1.4
Psychology 1.0 1.1 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.5 1.5 1.2
Letters 1.5 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.1 1.4 1.0 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.1
Visual & Performing Arts 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.3 1.1 1.1 1.1 1.0 1.2 1.1 1.0
Public Administration & Social Service 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.5 1.2 0.8 0.8 0.8 1.0 1.0
Architecture & Environmental Design 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.7
Philosophy & Religion 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.6 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6
Communications 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6
Family and Consumer Sciences 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Library Sciences 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.3
All Other Fields 1.5 3.3 2.8 2.4 1.9 2.2 2.7 4.2 2.4 3.6 2.7
TOTAL 70,501 74,571 79,651 86,015 84,281 82,905 89,634 96,981 98,239 106,123 113,494

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2009). "Major Field of Specialization of International Scholars, 1998/99-2008/09." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors