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International Students: Fields of Study

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2006/07 - 2007/08

FIELDS OF STUDY OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2006/07 - 2007/08
Field of Study 2006/07 International Students 2007/08 International Students 2007/08 % of Total % Change
Agriculture, Total 7,461 8,945 1.6 19.9
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences 5,114 6,721 1.2 31.4
Natural Resources and Conservation 2,347 2,224 0.4 -5.2
Business and Management, Total 103,641 110,906 19.6 7.0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 102,506 110,041 19.4 7.4
Personal and Culinary Services 1,135 865 0.2 -23.8
Education 16,825 17,775 3.1 5.6
Engineering, Total 89,137 96,133 17.0 7.8
Engineering 84,126 89,821 15.8 6.8
Engineering Technologies/Technicians 3,864 4,586 0.8 18.7
Transportation and Materials Moving 617 724 0.1 17.3
Construction Trades 160 493 0.1 208.1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 348 470 0.1 35.1
Precision Production 22 39 0.0 77.3
Fine and Applied Arts, Total 29,588 31,727 5.6 7.2
Visual and Performing Arts 23,846 25,787 4.5 8.1
Architecture and Related Services 5,742 5,940 1.0 3.4
Health Professions 28,294 29,163 5.1 3.1
Humanities, Total 16,189 17,460 3.1 7.9
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6,053 6,252 1.1 3.3
English Language and Literature/Letters 4,751 4,938 0.9 3.9
Theology and Religious Vocations 2,942 4,274 0.8 45.3
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2,443 1,996 0.4 -18.3
Mathematics and Computer Science, Total 46,019 46,313 8.2 0.6
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 33,437 34,819 6.1 4.1
Mathematics and Statistics 12,582 11,494 2.0 -8.6
Physical and Life Sciences, Total 51,863 52,867 9.3 1.9
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 28,315 29,159 5.1 3.0
Physical Sciences 22,497 22,942 4.0 2.0
Science Technologies/Technicians 1,051 766 0.1 -27.1
Social Sciences, Total 48,978 49,375 8.7 0.8
Social Sciences 27,056 27,792 4.9 2.7
Psychology 8,307 7,981 1.4 -3.9
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 5,389 5,446 1.0 1.1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 3,103 2,975 0.5 -4.1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies 2,353 2,204 0.4 -6.3
History 1,878 2,112 0.4 12.5
Security and Protective Services 892 865 0.2 -3.0
Other, Total 59,144 61,304 10.8 3.7
Liberal Arts and Sciences and General Studies 30,371 29,248 5.2 -3.7
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 9,127 9,222 1.6 1.0
Legal Professions and Studies 6,368 6,598 1.2 3.6
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 6,996 8,760 1.5 25.2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 2,720 3,276 0.6 20.4
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 2,367 2,913 0.5 23.1
Library Sciences 724 809 0.1 11.7
Residency Programs 429 422 0.1 -1.6
Military Technologies (includes ROTC and JROTC) 42 56 0.0 33.3
Intensive English Language 22,417 25,856 4.6 15.3
Undeclared 19,545 19,215 3.4 -1.7
TOTAL ENROLLED STUDENTS 539,101 567,039 100.0 5.2
Optional Practical Training (OPT) 43,883 56,766 29.4
TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS 582,984 623,805 7.0

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2008). "Field of Study of International Students, 2006/07-2007/08." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors