Country of origin
From 2005 to 2015, among the top 10 countries or economies of foreign citizenship for U.S. doctorate recipients with temporary visas, there were substantial differences in the percentage intending to stay in the United States. Approximately 9 in 10 doctorates from Iran (92%), India (88%), and China (87%), planned to remain in the United States after graduation. With the exception of Thailand (28%), the remaining top countries had stay rates ranging from 50% to 65%, and the overall stay rate for all countries other than these top 10 was 64% (figure C).
Stay rates of temporary visa holder U.S. doctorate recipients from top 10 countries of origin: 2005–15
|Country or economy||Temporary visa holders (number)||Stay rate|
- NOTES: China includes Hong Kong. Ranking based on total number of doctorate recipients who are temporary visa holders. Stay rate is based on doctorate recipients who responded to postgraduation location question.
- SOURCE: Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities 2015. Related detailed data: tables 25, 26, 53.