November 20, 2017

Degrees pursued by foreign students in the U.S., 2004-2016

Year Associate Bachelor’s Master’s Doctorate
2004 19,000 48,000 49,000 22,000
2005 20,000 50,000 53,000 22,000
2006 21,000 51,000 60,000 22,000
2007 23,000 53,000 68,000 22,000
2008 24,000 60,000 72,000 23,000
2009 23,000 64,000 69,000 24,000
2010 23,000 70,000 71,000 24,000
2011 23,000 80,000 78,000 24,000
2012 24,000 94,000 86,000 25,000
2013
2014 30,000 118,000 127,000 27,000
2015 41,000 130,000 152,000 29,000
2016 48,000 137,000 149,000 31,000

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