The Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange is the only long-standing, comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars in the United States and on American students studying abroad for academic credit.
Open Doors features detailed analyses and data, and is the essential resource for those concerned with U.S. international educational exchange. IIE, one of the largest and most experienced higher education exchange agencies in the world, has conducted an annual statistical survey of international educational exchange activity into and out of the United States since 1948, with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since 1972. The results of the survey are published annually as the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.
Open Doors print publication: Visit IIEBooks to order the current Open Doors report and previous editions.
Open Doors 1948-2008 on CD-ROM: This electronic resource includes every issue of the Open Doors report published from 1948-2008. Each issue of the report is presented in its original form in fully searchable Adobe Acrobat files. This is not a searchable database.
Complete Open Doors Package: The Complete Open Doors package offers every issue of the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange since its inception in 1948. The package consists of the most recent Open Doors CD-ROM, which includes all issues of the Open Doors Report from 1948-2008 in fully searchable PDF format, along with printed copies of the Open Doors Report from 2009 to 2019. This is not a searchable database.
Research Services: Some Open Doors custom custom analysis can be created for purchase by the IIE Research team. Use the request form to inquire about available reports and fees.
Historical International Student data in IIE Annual Reports: IIE began collecting data on international students coming to the United States going back to its founding. Basic statistics on the number of international students by place of origin going back to 1921 can be found in IIE’s Annual Reports