International Education Data & Statistics


The following selection of data provides a quantitative look at the impact international education has in the United States.

The Economic Value of International Students

Each year, NAFSA calculates the economic value of international students and their dependents to the U.S. economy. During the 2012-2013 academic year, NAFSA estimates that international students and their dependents contributed $24 billion to the U.S. economy, creating and supporting 313,000 jobs.

View the data using NAFSA's new interactive tool.

Survey Data

View survey data collected by NAFSA and other international education organizations on topics related to international educational exchange.

International Education Demographics

Demographics of Study Abroad

Study Abroad Participation by State:

The Institute of International Education's Annual Open Doors ReportLink to an External Site