Primary Source of Funding

2015/16 | 2014/15 | 2013/14 | 2012/13 | 2011/12 | 2010/11 | 2009/10 | 2008/09 | 2007/08 | 2006/07 | 2005/06 | 2004/05 | 2003/04 | 2002/03 | 2001/02 | 2000/01 |

2015/16

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS' PRIMARY SOURCE OF FUNDING BY ACADEMIC LEVEL, 2015/16
 
Total
Academic Level (%)
  2015/16 % of Total Undergraduate Graduate Non-Degree OPT
Personal and Family 694,152 66.5 81.2 57.6 61.7 44.2
U.S. College or University* 177,453 17.0 7.4 34.6 8.9 6.4
Foreign Government or University 77,244 7.4 9.0 5.0 20.8 0.6
Current Employment 68,893 6.6 0.0 0.6 4.0 46.9
Foreign Private Sponsor 9,395 0.9 0.9 0.9 1.2 0.6
U.S. Government 4,175 0.4 0.2 0.5 1.1 0.0
U.S. Private Sponsor 3,132 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.1
International Organization 2,088 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.6 0.0
Other Source 7,307 0.7 0.8 0.4 1.2 1.2
             
Total Students 1,043,839 100.0 427,313 383,935 85,093 147,498

*Funding from U.S. college or universities includes teaching and research assistantships, which are often federal government research grants disbursed to the student through the institution.

Read tables as : "Of the 427,313 international undergraduate students, 81.2 percent rely primarily on personal and family funds to pay for their studies."

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Suggested citation: Institute of International Education. (2016). "International Students by Primary Source of Funding, 2015/16." Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange. Retrieved from http://www.iie.org/opendoors