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Immigration Law

Latest ICE Foreign Student and Exchange Visitor Stats: Aug. 2015

HIGHLIGHTS
GENERAL DATA
• There are currently 1.05 million F & M students studying in the United States.
• There are currently 244,766 J-1 exchange visitors in the United States.
• There are 8,887 U.S. schools certified by SEVP to enroll international students.
• Seventy-seven percent of SEVP-certified schools have 50 or less enrolled F & M students.
• Seventy-four percent of all F & M students are enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programs.
• There are 405,314 F & M students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields
in the United States.
• Thirty-eight percent of all F & M students in the United States are studying in STEM fields.
• Seventy-five percent of all F & M STEM students are enrolled in engineering, computer and information
sciences and support services, or biological and biomedical sciences degree programs.
• Twenty-four percent of all F & M students studying at schools in the state of Texas are from India, followed by
17 percent from China.
TRENDS
• Compared to February 2015, the total number of active J-1 exchange visitors in the United States increased
21.9 percent, from 200,779 exchange visitors in February 2015 to 244,766 exchange visitors in July 2015.
• Compared to February 2015, the total number of active F & M students studying in the United States
decreased 6.9 percent, from 1,132,636 students in February 2015 to 1,054,505 students in July 2015.
• Compared to February 2015, the total number of active F & M students studying in primary or secondary
programs decreased 33.0 percent, from 65,518 students in February 2015 to 49,250 students in July 2015.

- ICE, Sept. 3, 2015.