After a lull of about five years, there has been a significant rise in the number of Indian students pursuing education in the U.S. in the year 2014-2015, reports livemint. “The number of students from India increased by 29.4% to a record high of 132,888. This is the highest rate of growth for Indian students in the history of the Open Doors project, which dates back to 1954,” the Open Doors report said. The United States earns $30 billion each year from fees and other expenses by students from India.
Greater economic stability in the U.S. contributed to the increase in the number of Indian students going in search of quality education, Matthew K. Asada, first secretary at the U.S. embassy in New Delhi, said while releasing the data.
The data shows that among Indian students in the U.S.:
Approximately 80% opt for engineering, mathematics, computer science and business, of which 37.5% of Indian students pursue engineering, the highest for any stream
- 12% are admitted to undergraduate studies
- 64% are enrolled in graduate degree courses
- 24% are in non-degree, post-education training and allied courses