Table 2-11
Foreign students enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions, by broad field and academic level: 2008–12
 
Field and level 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
 
All fields
All levels 526,570 525,680 537,650 574,360 635,650
Undergraduate 266,320 272,980 284,770 297,950 351,030
Graduate 260,260 252,710 252,890 276,400 284,620
S&E fields
All levels 229,010 229,230 235,990 260,280 280,020
Undergraduate 76,780 81,110 87,590 96,400 116,640
Graduate 152,230 148,120 148,400 163,880 163,390
Non-S&E fields
All levels 297,560 296,460 301,670 314,080 355,630
Undergraduate 189,530 191,870 197,180 201,560 234,390
Graduate 108,030 104,590 104,490 112,520 121,240
 

NOTES: Data include active foreign national students on F-1 visas and exclude those on optional practical training. Undergraduate level includes associate’s and bachelor’s degrees; graduate level includes master’s and doctoral degrees. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 10. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Student and Exchange Visitor Information System database, special tabulations (2013).

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