Last update: 02 May 2023, 05:56 IST
In 2022, India sent more students to the United States than the year before, while China sent fewer, according to a new report.
“The number of Chinese and Indian students has made Asia the most popular continent of origin. Comparable to the decline in calendar year 2020 to 2021, China sent fewer students in 2022 compared to 2021 (-24,796), while India sent more students (+64,300)” , said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in its annual report.
According to the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), the number of international students enrolled in K-12 schools increased by 7.8% from 2021 to 2022 (+3,887). No K-12 school welcomed more than 700 international students in calendar year 2022, similar to calendar year 2021, according to the report.
All four regions of the United States saw an increase in the number of international students from 2021 to 2022, with respective increases ranging from 8 to 11 percent, according to the report.
There were 117,301 pre- and post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) students with both an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and who reported working for an employer during the calendar year 2022, compared to 115,651 in calendar year 2021, or 1.4 percent. increase, he said.
During the calendar year 2022; 7,683 SEVP-certified schools were eligible to enroll international students, a decrease of 400 schools from 2021 (8,038 schools), he said.
In 2022, California welcomed 225,173 international students, the highest percentage of international students (16.5%) of any US state, according to the report.
There were 276,723 active exchange visitors in the United States in 2022, compared to 240,479 active exchange visitors in 2021, an increase of 15%.
The report indicates that 46% (6,21,347) of all active SEVIS registrations were from China (3,24,196) or India (2,97,151) in calendar year 2022, down one percentage point than the calendar year 2021.
The total number of active F-1 and M-1 student records from Asia increased by 68,678 between calendar year 2021 and calendar year 2022, with student record trends varying from country to country. the other.
Seventy percent of all international students in the United States call Asia their home. Other Asian countries that sent fewer students this year compared to last year are Saudi Arabia (-4,115), Kuwait (-658) and Malaysia (-403).
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