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2003/04 - 2004/05

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2003/04 - 2004/05
Rank Place of Origin 2002/03 2003/04 2003/04 % Change % of U.S. Int'l Student Total
  WORLD TOTAL 586,323 572,509 -2.4  
1 India 74,603 79,736 6.9 13.9
2 China 64,757 61,765 -4.6 10.8
3 Korea, Republic of 51,519 52,484 1.9 9.2
4 Japan 45,960 40,835 -11.2 7.1
5 Canada 26,513 27,017 1.9 4.7
6 Taiwan 28,017 26,178 -6.6 4.6
7 Mexico 12,801 13,329 4.1 2.3
8 Turkey 11,601 11,398 -1.7 2.0
9 Thailand 9,982 8,937 -10.5 1.6
10 Indonesia 10,432 8,880 -14.9 1.6
11 Germany 9,302 8,745 -6.0 1.5
12 United Kingdom 8,326 8,439 1.4 1.5
13 Brazil 8,388 7,799 -7.0 1.4
14 Colombia 7,771 7,533 -3.1 1.3
15 Kenya 7,862 7,381 -6.1 1.3
16 Hong Kong 8,076 7,353 -9.0 1.3
17 Pakistan 8,123 7,325 -9.8 1.3
18 France 7,223 6,818 -5.6 1.2
19 Malaysia 6,595 6,483 -1.7 1.1
20 Nigeria 5,816 6,140 5.6 1.1

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2005). "Leading Places of Origin of International Students, 2003/04-2004/05." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors