Number of Students From India Rise, CA Gets the Most
India-West News Desk
WASHINGTON, DC – The annual report released on Apr.7 by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services shows The number of Indian students in the United States increased by over 12 per cent in 2021, while those from China, which accounts for the largest number, dropped by more than eight per cent.
“The number of students from China and India made Asia the most popular continent of origin. However, China sent fewer students in 2021 in comparison to 2020 (-33,569) while India sent more students (+25,391),” the report said.
As many as 37 per cent of Indian students are women.
China and India are followed by South Korea (58,787), Canada (37,453), Brazil (33,552), Vietnam (29,597), Saudi Arabia (28,600), Taiwan (25,406), Japan (20,144) and Mexico (19,680).
According to the report, only Asia and Australia/Pacific Islands saw an overall decline in the number of students coming to the US last year as all other continents saw an increase. International F-1 and M-1 students came from every continent in the world other than Antarctica and from more than 224 countries and territories.
In 2021, California hosted 208,257 international students, accounting for 16.8 per cent, the largest, of international students of any state.
Most F-1 and M-1 students come to the US to take part in the higher education system. In 2021, roughly 92 per cent of all F-1 and M-1 students were enrolled in associate, bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programs.