Last year, the number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities increased to a record high of 886,052, which is 8 percent more than the previous year. The number of U.S. students studying abroad increased by 2 percent, to 289,408, a slower rate of growth than the year before. Most come from STEM fields, and the United Kingdom is their top destination. While 2013-2014 saw an all-time high of U.S. students studying overseas, this group still represents only 10 percent of all U.S. undergrads.
To read the full 2014 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, visit www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors/Data