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2010/11 - 2011/12

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, 2010/11 - 2011/12
Rank Place of Origin 2010/11 2011/12 2011/12 % of Total % Change
  WORLD TOTAL 723,277 764,495 100 5.7
1 China 157,558 194,029 25.4 23.1
2 India 103,895 100,270 13.1 -3.5
3 South Korea 73,351 72,295 9.5 -1.4
4 Saudi Arabia 22,704 34,139 4.5 50.4
5 Canada 27,546 26,821 3.5 -2.6
6 Taiwan 24,818 23,250 3 -6.3
7 Japan 21,290 19,966 2.6 -6.2
8 Vietnam 14,888 15,572 2 4.6
9 Mexico 13,713 13,893 1.8 1.3
10 Turkey 12,184 11,973 1.6 -1.7
11 Nepal 10,301 9,621 1.3 -6.6
12 Germany 9,458 9,347 1.2 -1.2
13 United Kingdom 8,947 9,186 1.2 2.7
14 Brazil 8,777 9,029 1.2 2.9
15 France 8,098 8,232 1.1 1.7
16 Hong Kong 8,136 8,032 1.1 -1.3
17 Thailand 8,236 7,626 1 -7.4
18 Indonesia 6,942 7,131 0.9 2.7
19 Nigeria 7,148 7,028 0.9 -1.7
20 Iran 5,626 6,982 0.9 24.1
21 Malaysia 6,735 6,743 0.9 0.1
22 Colombia 6,456 6,295 0.8 -2.5
23 Venezuela 5,491 6,281 0.8 14.4
24 Spain 4,330 4,924 0.6 13.7
25 Russia 4,692 4,805 0.6 2.4

Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2012). "Top 25 Places of Origin of International Students, 2010/11-2011/12." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors