6 in 10 Vietnamese Students in the US Enrolled at Community Colleges


According to the 2010 Open Doors international academic mobility report, the number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by a modest 3% to 690,923 during the 2009/10 academic year.  As in the previous academic year, Vietnam ranks 9th overall and 2nd in international enrollment at community colleges after South Korea.  61% of all Vietnamese students in the US were enrolled at a community college during the last academic year. 

TOP 25 PLACES OF ORIGIN OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AT COMMUNITY COLLEGES, 2009/10
     
Rank Place of Origin % of Enrollment
1 South Korea 13.9 
2 Vietnam 8.5 
3 China 8.2 
4 Japan 6.8 
5 Nepal 4.5 
6 Mexico 3.6 
7 Hong Kong 3.4 
8 India 3.2 
9 Taiwan 2.4 
10 Brazil 2.3 
11 Indonesia 2.0 
12 Canada 1.9 
13 Kenya 1.7 
14 Venezuela 1.7 
15 Colombia 1.6 
16 Philippines 1.4 
17 Thailand 1.2 
18 Turkey 1.0 
19 Russia 1.0 
20 Germany 1.0 
21 Nigeria 0.9 
22 Peru 0.9 
23 United Kingdom 0.9 
24 Pakistan 0.8 
25 Jamaica 0.8 
     
  WORLD TOTAL 94,175

Source:  IIE

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