1999/00 - 2015/16

MAJOR FIELD OF SPECIALIZATION OF INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARS, SELECTED YEARS, 1999/00 - 2015/16
PERCENT OF TOTAL
Major Field of Specialization 1999/00 2004/05 2009/10 2014/15 2015/16
Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math 76.4 77.5 75.7 74.2 76.0
Agriculture 3.6 3.7 4.0 4.5 4.2
Engineering 11.9 11.6 13.1 16.2 16.6
Health Professions 23.8 21.9 18.1 13.1 14.2
Math and Computer Science 5.5 5.5 5.6 5.7 6.2
Physical and Life Sciences 31.6 34.7 34.9 34.7 34.7
Social Sciences 7.3 7.4 7.7 8.0 7.7
Humanities 4.9 3.5 3.7 3.8 3.7
Business and Management 2.5 2.8 3.8 3.3 3.5
Education 1.4 1.6 1.7 1.9 2.0
Fine and Applied Arts 2.1 1.7 1.7 1.7 2.0
Legal Studies and Law Enforcement* - - - 1.6 1.6
Communications and Journalism* - - - 0.9 0.9
Other Fields of Study 5.3 5.4 5.2 4.3 2.7
TOTAL 74,571 89,634 115,098 124,861 134,014

*Beginning in 2014/15, Communications and Journalism and Legal Studies and Law Enforcement were reported separately.

Note: Percent of total may not add to 100.0 due to rounding.

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2016). "Major Field of Specialization of International Scholars, 1999/00-2015/16, Selected Years." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors

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