Table 2-7
Foreign students enrolled in U.S. higher education institutions, by broad field and academic level: 2006–10
 
Level and field 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
 
All fields          
All levels 525,470 548,090 568,400 585,510 592,790
Undergraduate 256,090 266,870 281,550 291,440 295,550
Graduate 269,380 281,210 286,840 294,070 297,240
S&E fields          
All levels 232,780 240,130 248,260 259,200 269,350
Undergraduate 74,740 77,150 81,700 86,950 93,230
Graduate 158,040 162,980 166,560 172,250 176,120
Non-S&E fields          
All levels 292,680 307,960 320,130 326,300 323,450
Undergraduate 181,340 189,730 199,850 204,480 202,320
Graduate 111,340 118,230 120,280 121,820 121,120
 

NOTES: Foreign doctorate recipients are those holding temporary visas. Undergraduate level includes associate's and bachelor's degrees; graduate level includes master's and doctoral degrees. Numbers rounded to nearest 10. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Student and Exchange Visitor Information System database, special tabulations (2010).

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