More international students study in the U.S. than any other country, and for good reason. Whilst the world’s top institutions all reside in the U.S., there are also more than 4,000 other world-class universities offering a top-notch education
U.S. Ranks 5th in College Degree Holders
The United States is ranked 5th in terms of number of college-degree holders amongst the age group of 25 to 64-year-olds. The U.S. is ranked 12th for its 25 to 34-year-olds in that same category.
The U.S. Spends the Most on Education
The U.S. spends the most on education but is far behind countries like South Korea that has the highest number of college-degree holders with 64% of its 25 to 34-year-olds having college degrees as opposed to the 43% of the U.S. for the same age group.
There Are 4.3 Million International Students in the World
The number of students getting a college degree outside their country of citizenship worldwide has increased from 0.8 million in 1975 to 4.3 million in 2011.
Asia Has the Largest Number of International Students
53% of these “global” international students come from Asia with the largest number of students coming from China.