The number of students from India in the universities and colleges of the US is almost two lakhs as per the latest official information. It also said that they are now more than 1,94,000 students who are studying in the US, with an increase of over 31% in a year.
According to latest SEVIS which is a quarterly report on trends of overseas students made by Program for Exchange Visitors and Students (SEVP), the number of Indian students on F and M visas who are pursuing education in the US has increased from 1,48, 360 last year March month to 1,94,438 this year March month which is 31.1% of increase.
There are around 1.2 million foreign students with F or M status who are pursuing education in the US.
SEVIS is part of US Custom Enforcement and Immigration’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HIS).
Based on information extracted from SEVIS on 7th March, foreign students admission at US institutions has been raised by 6.2% when compared to last year.
Last month, there were around 8,687 US institutions with certification of SEVP to admit foreign students, a 3% decrease from the earlier year. As per ICE.
As per the report, around 82% of Indian students on F and M status pursue degrees in STEM related fields. Many STEM related students are from India than any other nation.
Meanwhile, around 69% of entire students on F and M status who study statistics and maths coursework are coming from China.
Around 4,17,000 foreign students from Asian continent are pursuing education in STEM related fields, with a rise of 17% since March last year.
Over 75% of students on M status were male. Around 64% of students on M status has majored in material moving and transportation with focus on ground, air and marine transportation.
Among US institutions, New York University, Southern California University, Northeastern University, Illinois University and Columbia University has highest number of foreign students. Over 10,000 foreign students were admitted at every institution in the month of March. Around 77% of entire foreign students were from Asian continent.
The leading nations from where the foreign students came to study in the US include India, China, South Korea, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Japan, Mexico and Brazil.