In fall 2013, OISS served a total number of 4,250 international students, scholars and their families at the University of Delaware.
A total of 3,484 international students represented 96 different countries at the University. Of this number, 1,261 students were at the graduate level, 860 at undergraduate, and 1,036 were non-degree English Language Institute students. 327 students were on Optional Practical Training.
The top sending countries during the fall 2013 semester included China (1648), Saudi Arabia (377), India (155), Korea (116), and Colombia (84).
The Colleges of Engineering (659), Business and Economics (620), Arts and Sciences (465) and Agriculture and Natural Resources (109) enrolled the largest numbers of international students at UD.
OISS supports UD departments and units who host international researchers, faculty and employees with a variety of services. This fall, there were 204 international visiting scholars and 69 H-1B employees at the University. 87% were research scholars, 2% were professors, and 11% were short-term scholars.
OISS also provided advising services and supportive programming to 369 international families on F-2 and J-2 visas.
According to NAFSA: Association of International Educators' estimated economic impact formula,it is estimated that UD's international students contributed over $125 million to the local economy in the 2012-13 academic year.