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International Students: Leading Places of Origin

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2001/02 - 2002/03

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2001/02 - 2002/03
Rank Place of Origin 2001/02 2002/03 % Change % of U.S. Student Total
WORLD TOTAL 582,996 586,323 0.6
1 India 66,836 74,603 11.6 12.7
2 China 63,211 64,757 2.4 11.0
3 Korea, Republic of 49,046 51,519 5.0 8.8
4 Japan 46,810 45,960 -1.8 7.8
5 Taiwan 28,930 28,017 -3.2 4.8
6 Canada 26,514 26,513 0.0 4.5
7 Mexico 12,518 12,801 2.3 2.2
8 Turkey 12,091 11,601 -4.1 2.0
9 Indonesia 11,614 10,432 -10.2 1.8
10 Thailand 11,606 9,982 -14.0 1.7
11 Germany 9,613 9,302 -3.2 1.6
12 Brazil 8,972 8,388 -6.5 1.4
13 United Kingdom 8,414 8,326 -1.0 1.4
14 Pakistan 8,644 8,123 -6.0 1.4
15 Hong Kong 7,757 8,076 4.1 1.4
16 Kenya 7,097 7,862 10.8 1.3
17 Colombia 8,068 7,771 -3.7 1.3
18 France 7,401 7,223 -2.4 1.2
19 Malaysia 7,395 6,595 -10.8 1.1
20 Russia 6,643 6,238 -6.1 1.1

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2003). "Leading Places of Origin of International Students, 2001/02-2002/03." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors