Vietnam Records 11% Increase from 3/15 to 3/16


There are currently 1.18 million F (academic student visa) & M (vocational/nonacademic) students currently studying in the US, an increase of 6.2% from March 2015. Vietnam had the 2nd highest increase in the world at 11.1%, after India (31.1%).

There are currently 29,101 Vietnamese studying in the US at all levels, mostly in higher education, making Vietnam the 6th largest sending country.  The top ten “places of origin” are:

    1. China:  353,069 (+7.9%)
    2. India:  194,438 (+31.1%)
    3. S. Korea:  78,489 (-7.8%)
    4. Saudi Arabia:  71,655 (-11.1%)
    5. Canada:  31,243  31886  (-2%)
    6. VIETNAM:  29,101  (+11.1%)
    7. Japan:  24,452 (-4.2%)
    8. Taiwan:  23,137 (+1%)
    9. Brazil:  18,873 (+.8% – from 2/15)
    10. Mexico:  17,453  (-18.8% – from 2/15)

Note:  China has nearly as many students as the next seven (7) countries combined. 77% of all international students in the US are from Asia.

top 10 countries 3-16.jpg

Among Vietnamese students studying in the US, the top four (4) types of institutions and programs are as follows:

  • Four-year schools:  30.4%
  • Two-year schools:  28.9%
  • Secondary schools:  12.2%
  • Language training:  11.9%
  • MA programs:  8.3%

SEVIS 3-16 Vietnam ed level breakdown

There are quite a few more females (55%) than males (45%).

SEVIS 3-16 Vietnam gender breakdown.jpg

Finally, there are Vietnamese students in all 50 states with the fewest (4) in Alaska, plus one (1) in Guam.  The top five (5) states are:

CA:  6158
TX:  5161
WA:  2406
MA:  1568
NY:  1247

sevis 3-16 vn student population by state

Follow this link to read the ICE press release in its entirety.

MAA

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