Number of Taiwanese students in U.S. rises for 4th consecutive year

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/18
By Stacy Hsu and Ko Lin

A screenshot of Institute of the report taken from IIE’s website

Washington, Nov. 18 (CNA) The number of Taiwanese students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities during the 2018/19 academic year rose for the fourth consecutive year, according to a report released Monday by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

There were 23,369 Taiwanese tertiary school students in the U.S., a rise of 4.1 percent from a year earlier, the New York-based group said.

Among them, 31.1 percent were undergraduate students, while 40 percent were enrolled in graduate studies. Others, such as those taking optional practical training (OPT) programs and non-degrees, stood at 21.8 percent and 7.1 percent, respectively.

According to the IIE, the total number of international students in the U.S. during the 2018/19 academic year was 1,095,299, a 0.05 percent increase over the previous year, and they made up 5.5 percent of the total U.S. higher education population.    [FULL  STORY]

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