For the 11th year in a row, USC enrolled the most foreigners of any U.S. college or university in the 2011-12 school year as rising numbers of Chinese students pursued American education, according to a new study. UCLA was in sixth place nationally.
USC hosted 9,269 foreign students, up about 7% from the year before, according to the annual report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the U.S. State Department. UCLA enrolled 6,703 last year, also up about 7%.
Other schools in the top 10 were the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, New York University, Purdue University, Columbia University, Northeastern University, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan State University and Ohio State University.
The Open Doors study, released Monday, showed that the overall number of international undergraduate and graduate students at U.S. campuses rose 5.7% last year to 764,495. China sent the largest group, 194,029, a 23.1% increase, followed by India, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Canada, Taiwan, Japan, Vietnam, Mexico and Turkey.