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Fall 2014 Highlights:

  • 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.

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