International Education Data & Statistics


The following information provides a quantitative look at the value of international education 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 2013-2014 academic year, NAFSA estimates that international students and their dependents contributed $26.8 billion to the U.S. economy, creating and supporting 340,000 jobs.

View the data using NAFSA's International Student Economic Value Tool

Survey Data

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

Study Abroad Data

Demographics of Study Abroad:

Study Abroad Participation by State:

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