The ICE Student Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) releases information on a quarterly basis regarding foreign students and exchange visitors in the United States. SEVIS recently released its report for the quarter ending June 30, 2010. The report indicates that China (118,506) is the country with the highest number of active students, followed by South Korea (101,428), and India (130,057). 30% of all approved schools are located in five States (California, New York, Florida, Texas and Pennsylvania). The City University of New York hosts the largest number of active students (10,787) followed by the University of Southern California, Purdue University, University of Illinois, and Columbia University.
Business continues to be the most popular major for international students. Bachelor’s candidates comprise the highest number of students (212,516) followed by Master’s candidates (184,292) and doctoral students (112,842).
As of June 30, 2010, SEVIS maintained records for 1,084,122 active non-immigrant students and the total number of records for all F-1, M-1, and J-1 visa holders has risen to approximately 7.6 million.
It is Stern and Curray’s philosophy that foreign students continue to play a vital role in our educational system. In order to continue this positive trend, USCIS must enact reforms to make it easier for foreign students to attend school in the U.S. and to obtain work after graduation.
Labels: Nonimmigrant visas