The Open Doors® 2022 Report on International Educational Exchange reveals an 80 percent increase in new international student enrollments in the 2021/2022 academic year
WASHINGTON, Nov. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Open Doors® 2022 Report on International Educational Exchange, released today by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education (IIE), found that 948,519 international students from more than 200 places of origin studied at US higher education institutions during the 2021/2022 academic year, a 4% increase compared to the previous academic year. The report shows a strong year-over- year rebound in new international student enrollments (an increase of 80%) in the United States following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and demonstrates the United States’ ongoing commitment to international educational exchange.
The Open Doors data is evidence of the strong interest among international students to travel to the United Statesthe top destination for international students worldwide, and pursue their studies in person. 90% of enrolled international students have returned to in-person learning across US campuses. According to the US Department of Commerce, international students contributed $32 billion to the US economy in 2021.
“We are thrilled to see international student numbers on the rise, and to see the United States maintain its global leadership as the top destination of choice for international students,” said Lee SatterfieldAssistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs. “US colleges and universities are places of inspiration, innovation, and opportunity – providing the skills and networks necessary to solve global challenges.”
Satterfield added, “Welcoming international students to American campuses and communities is at the heart of people-to-people diplomacy and a foundational component of our US foreign policy strategy to attract the top talent to the United States.”
International students enrolled for the first time at a US college or university increased by 80% year-over-year, a return to pre-pandemic levels. New international students continued to study in every US …