ERIC Number: ED262704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Profiles: The Foreign Student in the United States.
Boyan, Douglas R., Ed.
Results of a 1981-1982 survey of foreign students in the United States are presented. The survey, which accompanied the Annual Census of Foreign Students in the United States, studied country of origin, field of study, academic level, and sex of foreign students. Of the 2,454 institutions that reported foreign students, 1,845 or 75.2 percent provided additional data, reporting on 197,089 individual students. Data on the distribution of students among world regions indicate that in 1981-1982, 32.5 percent were from South and East Asia, followed by the Middle East (22.8 percent) and Latin America (17 percent). Engineering and engineering technologies were chosen by 23.1 percent of the students, while business and management were chosen by 17.9 percent. The data indicate significant differences in choice of field by students from different world regions. In 1981-1982, 49.5 percent of all foreign students were enrolled in bachelor's degree programs, while 35.2 percent were in graduate degree programs and 10.6 percent were in associate degree programs. The overall ratio by sex was 71.5 percent men to 28.5 percent women. Foreign student gender differences by country were also assessed. Appended materials include a comparison of numbers of students found by the additional survey and the Annual Census, data on foreign student enrollment by institution, country codes and field-of-study codes, and the questionnaire. (SW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Geographic Regions, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Sex, Student Characteristics, Undergraduate Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.; United States Information Agency, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute of International Education, New York, NY.
Note: Supersedes the 1981 edition, ED 224 532.