Chinese form the largest group of foreign students entering the US to pursue higher education, a report unveils.
Over 1.1 million students from overseas have studied in the US from 2008 to 2012 of which Chinese constituted the largest share with 285,000 students on F-1 visas.
Seoul, Beijing and Shanghai were the three major cities with the greatest percentage of students with F-1 visas residing in the country.
The report showed that two-thirds of foreign students are pursuing their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), marketing and management.
Foreign students studying in the universities and colleges of the nation contribute significantly to the economic growth of the country. However, the report suggests that much more can be done to let the interested students to stay in the country after their graduation.
In the academic year of 2012-2013, approximately, 820,000 international students choose to study in the US.