The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign ranks in the Top 25 among U.S. universities for the most international students on its campus and the most students studying abroad, according to data from this year's Open Doors report.
According to the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange data released Nov. 14 by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities surpassed one million for the first time during the 2015-16 academic year—an increase of seven percent from the previous year to a new high of nearly 1,044,000, representing five percent of the total student population at U.S. institutions.
Illinois ranks No. 5 in the country for the most international students according to this year's data and No. 2 among public institutions, reporting 12,085 students studying at the U. of I. campus for the 2015-2016 academic year. Illinois also ranked at No. 15 for the most students studying abroad, according to the Open Doors report.
Open Doors also reports that more than 313,000 U.S. students received credit last year for study abroad during 2014-15, an increase of nearly three percent over the previous year.
For more data, infographics and resources on the 2016 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, visit http://www.iie.org/ Open-Doors.