February 2020 \ News \ INDIAN STUDENTS IN USA
Indian students’ intake in US colleges up in 2018: US Govt.

Only Indian students’ intake in the United States ...

By Sumit Kumar Singh

Only Indian students’ intake in the United States’ colleges increased in 2018 against 2017 while other top four countries—China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Japan—reported decrease during the same period, said the US Immigration and Custom Enforcement in January. China, India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Japan send maximum students to the US top colleges.

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP,) part of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, released an annual report on non-immigrant student trend in January. The report highlights that China, India and the South Korea sent the largest number of students in both calendar year 2017 and 2018. The other two countries are Saudi Arabia and Japan.

In 2018, China had sent 478,732 students, India 251,290, South Korea 88,867, Saudi Arabia 61,205 and Japan 39,396 students. It stated that in 2017, China had sent 478,879 students, India 247,133, South Korea 95,270, Saudi Arabia 72,084 and Japan 41,534 students.