Indians: Largest Foreign Student Group in USA

first_imgAlmost one in 7 foreign student in the United States is Indian, making them the largest foreign student group in the country in 2006, even though their numbers dipped 5 percent from the previous year. Texas is by far the most popular state for Indian foreign students, followed by New York, California and Illinois. However, Indians constitute a higher proportion of the total foreign student body in South Dakota, Mississippi and Louisiana.Indians don’t take to U.S. islands, however. The only areas where Indians did not make the top 10 list of foreign students are Hawaii, Guam and Puerto Rico. They did nudge into 7th place in the Virgin Isles, but only with 3 students. Foreign Students in USARankCountryStudentsPercentage1India76,50313.52 China62,58211.13South Korea3,35810.34Japan38,7126.95Canada28,2025.06Taiwan27,8764.97Mexico13,9312.58Turkey11,6222.19Germany8,8291.610Thailand8,7651.6Source: Open Doors, Institute of International Education 2006 Indian Students in USAStateForeign Student RankStudentsProportion of Foreign StudentsTexas110,89623.0%New York27,21511.6%California46,6828.9%Illinois14,58918.3%Ohio13,89521.7%Pennsylvania13,42215.0%Michigan13,38816.2%New Jersey12,85522.7%Florida12,2728.7%Massachussetts32,2438.0%Viriginia12,08216.7%Indiana12,07915.8%Georgia11,81615.0%Arizona11,66916.7%Louisiana11,58923.6%Maryland21,52411.3%Alabama11,41422.2%Oklahoma11,35716.0%Missouri11,33914.0%North Carolina21,25113.9%Connecticut11,22017.1%Kansas11,08717.5%Kentucky11,03521.6%Tennessee11,00017.3%Iowa289611.7%Wisconsin388711.4%Minnesota28349.8%South Carolina173620.7%Mississippi164928.6%Colorado163811.6%West Virginia155511.4%Utah44868.2%District of Columbia24535.8%New Mexico144020.5%Oregon53756.8%Washington 73673.4%Arkansas134412.4%Delaware232714.1%North Dakota231219.0%Nebraska23097.9%Nevada32729.5%Rhode Island32638.7%Idaho222811.9%South Dakota121632.4%New Hampshire321110.2%Maine3986.4%Montana4828.5%Alaska18118.6%Wyoming27413.9%Vermont9161.9%Source: Open Doors, Institute of International Education 2006 Related Itemslast_img

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