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The Economic Impact of
International Students to The U.S.

  • 2003/04
  • 2004/05
  • 2005/06
  • 2006/07
  • 2007/08
  • 2008/09
  • 2009/10
  • 2010/11
  • 2011/12
  • 2012/13

Population

  • 572,509
  • 565,039
  • 564,766
  • 582,984
  • 623,805
  • 671,616
  • 690,923
  • 723,277
  • 764,495
  • 819,644

international

students studying in U.S.

Created Jobs

The international students create

  • 234,874
  • 241,349
  • 230,570
  • 238,147
  • 238,469
  • 262,496
  • 288,641
  • 290,735
  • 294,699
  • 313,260

jobs in U.S.

Contribution

International students contribute

  • $12,873
  • $13,290
  • $13,491
  • $14,499
  • $15,543
  • $17,657
  • $18,776
  • $20,232
  • $21,807
  • $23,954

million to U.S.

The sheer quantity of international students coming to the United States to study has grown at a steady rate over the past seven years. In the academic year 2012-2013, 800,000 international students were studying in the US.

The international students have a positive impact on the American economy. According to the Open Doors report, the international students support more than 310,000 jobs and contribute $24 billion to America in 2013 year.


  1. Circle Population

    International Students Population

  2. Circle Jobs

    Jobs Created by International Students

  3. Circle Contribution

    Contribution of International Students