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International Students: Primary Source of Funding

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2001/2002 - 2002/03

Primary Source of Funds 2001/02 Int'l Students % of Total 2002/03 Int'l Students % of Total % Change
Personal & Family 395,839 67.9 385,889 65.8 -2.5
U.S. College or University 120,364 20.6 124,298 21.2 3.3
Home Government/University 21,535 3.7 16,273 2.8 -24.4
U.S. Private Sponsor 15,561 2.7 14,366 2.5 -7.7
Foreign Private Sponsor 11,857 2.0 19,561 3.3 65.0
Current Employment 10,940 1.9 11,119 1.9 1.6
Other Sources 1,369 0.2 10,038 1.7 633.2
U.S. Government 3,677 0.6 3,085 0.5 -16.1
International Organization 1,856 0.3 1,693 0.3 -8.8
Total 582,996 100.0 586,323 100.0 0.6
Primary Source of Funds % Undergrad % Graduate % Other
Personal & Family 78.4 50.7 63.7
U.S. College or University 9.3 38.3 7.2
Home Government/University 2.5 2.8 4.7
U.S. Government 0.3 0.8 0.5
Private U.S. Sponsor 3.3 1.5 2.1
Foreign Private Sponsor 4.7 1.9 1.7
Current Employment 0.3 1.2 16.4
International Organization 0.1 0.4 0.4
Other Sources 1.1 2.2 3.3
Total 100.0 100.0 100.0

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