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Indian Students Rule The Roost In US. A total of 70 per cent of international students studying engineering in the US are from China and India,...

70% of international engineering students in US from India, China: Report.

Houston: A total of 70 per cent of international students studying engineering in the US are from China and India, according to a news report.

"SEVIS by the Numbers," a quarterly report of international students studying in the US, was released on Tuesday by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).

As of July 8, 9,66,333 international students were enrolled in nearly 9,000 US schools using an F (academic) or M (vocational) visa.

This marks a nearly five per cent decrease from April, primarily due to graduation rates, but an eight per cent increase when compared to July 2013.

The July report included a special section that focusses on China.

According to it, 75 per cent of all international students were from Asia, with 28 per cent from China.

As of July 8, there were 2,70,596 international students from China studying in the US. The majority of these students studied in California, New York, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

The report further said that nearly 3,50,000 international students pursued STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) coursework in July.

Around 69 per cent of international students studying STEM fields were male. 85 per cent of international students studying STEM coursework are from Asia.

About 70 per cent of international students studying engineering are from China and India. More international students study engineering than any other STEM field of study, it said.

The top 10 countries of citizenship for international students included: India, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Japan, Taiwan, Vietnam, Mexico and Brazil.

The University of Southern California, Purdue University, the University of Illinois, New York University and Columbia University rank one through five among US schools with the most international students.

The report is based on data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), a web-based system that includes information on international students, exchange visitors and their dependents while they are in the US.

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