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U.S. Study Abroad: Fields of Study

2001/02 - 2011/12

FIELDS OF STUDY OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS, 2001/02 - 2011/12
PERCENT OF U.S. STUDY ABROAD STUDENTS
                       
Field of Study 2001/02 2002/03 2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
Social Sciences 21.9 21.3 22.6 22.6 21.7 21.4 21.5 20.7 22.3 22.9 22.4
Business & Management 17.6 17.7 17.5 17.5 17.7 19.1 20.2 19.5 20.8 20.5 20.5
Humanities 13.8 13.3 13.3 13.3 14.2 13.2 13.3 12.3 12.1 11.3 10.8
Physical or Life Sciences 7.6 7.1 7.1 7.1 6.9 7.3 7.2 7.3 7.5 7.9 8.6
Fine or Applied Arts 8.5 9.0 7.6 7.6 7.5 7.7 8.4 7.3 8.3 8.2 7.8
Health Professions 3.0 3.1 3.4 3.4 3.8 4.1 4.5 4.5 4.7 5.3 5.7
Foreign Languages 8.5 7.9 7.5 7.5 7.8 7.2 6.2 6.1 5.8 5.6 5.3
Education 3.9 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.1 4.2 4.1 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.1
Engineering 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.1 3.1 3.2 3.9 3.5 3.9
Math or Computer Science 2.2 2.4 1.7 1.7 1.5 1.5 1.6 1.6 1.5 1.8 1.7
Agriculture 1.1 1.5 1.2 1.2 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.1 1.3 1.3 1.2
Undeclared 3.8 3.5 3.4 3.4 3.4 3.1 3.3 3.5 4.5 2.7 3.0
Other 5.2 6.4 7.8 7.8 7.2 6.6 5.4 8.9 3.2 4.8 5.0
                       
Total 160,920 174,629 191,321 205,983 223,534 241,791 262,416 260,327 270,604 273,996 283,332

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2013). "Fields of Study of U.S. Study Abroad Students, 2001/02-2011/12." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors