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1 A E R I S S F S 2010

2 Staff Anita Gaines Jin Zhang Amanda Majure Grace Semple-Paul Ida Thompson Dale Hamilton Director Associate Director Sr. SEVIS Compliance Coordinator International Student Counselor International Student Counselor International Friendship Program Coordinator Emily Estill Office Assistant 2 Gina McCready Office Assistant 2 Jackeice Chambers Office Assistant 2 Lia Verhoef Ruchika Bhatia Michelle Akpala Administrative Coordinator Instructional Assistant Student Worker Report compiled by: Amanda Majure & Michelle Akpala Front cover globe image courtesy: used with permission The University of Houston is the doctoral degree-granting and largest university of the University of Houston System, a public system of higher education that includes three other universities (UH-Clear Lake, UH- Downtown, and UH-Victoria) and two multi-institution teaching centers (UH System at Sugar Land in Fort Bend and UH System at Cinco Ranch).

3 Table of Contents I. ISSSO Mission Statement and Definitions Used in this Report 2 II. Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Report 3 III. Enrollment Summary 4 IV. Non-Immigrant Enrollment 5 V. Profile of First Time Enrolled Non-Immigrants 6 VI. Non-Immigrant Enrollment Compositions 7 VII. Non-Immigrant Enrollment by Country and Level of Study 8 VIII. Percentage of Non-Immigrant Enrollment by Geographic Region 9 IX. Enrollment Distribution by Level of Study 10 X. Non-Immigrant Enrollment Distribution by College 11 XII. International Student to U.S. Student Enrollment by College 12 XIII. Non-Immigrant Student Enrollment by College and Origin 13 XIV. Enrollment by Geographic Region 17 Africa 17 Asia 18 Middle East 18 Europe 19 Latin America 20 North America 21 Oceania 21 XV. 25 Year Non-Immigrant Enrollment Trends 22 XVI. Country Profiles: Fall 2010 Enrollment 23 India 23 China, Vietnam, Korea 24 Nigeria, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia 25 Turkey, Mexico, Pakistan 26 Venezuela, Canada, Colombia 27 Iran, United Kingdom, Philippines 28 Sri Lanka, Angola, Brazil 29 Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia 30 Nepal, Germany, Russia 31 Thailand, Kazakhstan, Tunisia 32 XVII. F-1 Employment Statistics: Optional Practical Training (OPT) 33 XVIII. Non-Immigrant International Student Enrollment XIX. Language & Culture Center Enrollment: Fall XX Exchange Visitor Program Summary 36 XXI Exchange Visitor Country of Origin 37 1

4 Mission Statement Provide for the special needs of 4,881 international students, research scholars, foreign faculty, and their dependents as related to their status as non-immigrants of the United States. Meet the University of Houston's responsibility for compliance with the laws and regulations of the U.S. government. Promote internationalization at the University of Houston through our services and programs. Definitions Used in this Report Non-Immigrant Immigrant An individual authorized to reside in the United States temporarily. An individual authorized to reside in the United States permanently. Selected Visa Categories A-1/A-2 Employees of foreign governments on official business and their dependents E-1 Treaty trader E-2 Treaty investor F-1 An individual in the U.S. engaging in a full course of academic study or language training F-2 Dependent of F-1 G-(1-4) G-5 Representatives of international organizations Personal employee of G-1, G-2, G-3 or G-4 H-1B Individual temporarily in the U.S. to perform services in a specialty occupation H-4 Dependent of H-1B I Foreign media representative J-1 Student, Professor, Research Scholar, Short-term Scholar or Specialist J-2 Dependent of J-1 K-1 Fiancé(e) of U.S. citizen K-2 Minor child of K-1 K-3 Spouse of U.S. citizen K-4 Minor child of K-3 L-1 Intracompany Transferee L-2 Dependent of L-1 O-1 Worker of extraordinary ability R-1 Religious worker R-2 Dependent of R-1 TN Trade NAFTA professionals from Canada and Mexico TD Dependent of TN TPS Temporary Protected Status 2

5 J 1 (671) 15% J 2 (157) 4% F 2 (181) 4% F 1 OPT (684) 15% F 1 (2798) 62% 3

6 Fall 2010 Student Enrollment Non Immigrant 8.4% Immigrant 7.3% U.S. Citizen 84.4% 4

7 F % J 1 1.4% J 2 0.3% L 1 0.6% L 2 1.6% PRP 1.3% Non F 13.7% H 4 3.2% H 1B 3.6% Other 1.7% Percentage of Visa Categories Fall 2010 Degrees Awarded Non Immigrants U.S. Citizens, Immigrants, etc % % 5

8 First Time Non Immigrant Enrollment by College 25% Business 16.8% Natural Sciences & Mathematics 28.1% Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 7.6% Technology 5.2% University Studies 4.7% Social Work 0.2% Hotel & Restaurant 4.1% Pharmacy 2.9% Law 2.8% Architecture 1.3% Optometry 0.6% Education 0.7% 6

9 62% 38% Continuing New/Transfer 73% 27% Continuing New/Transfer 67% 33% Continuing New/Transfer 43% 57% Female Male years years years years years years Enrolled Non Immigrant Count Age of Population 6% 87% 7% Married Single Unknown 7

10 Fall 2010 Non-Immigrant Enrollment by Country and Level of Study Country UG PB G Sp. Prof Total Country UG PB G Sp. Prof Total 1 Albania Kuwait Algeria Kyrgyzstan Angola Latvia Anguilla Lebanon Argentina Liberia Australia Libya Austria Lithuania Azerbaijan Macau Bahamas Macedonia Bangladesh Malaysia Barbados Mali Belgium Mexico Belize Mongolia Benin Morocco Bermuda Myanmar/Burma Bolivia Nepal Botswana Netherlands Brazil Nicaragua Bulgaria Nigeria Burkina Faso Norway Cambodia Oman Cameroon Pakistan Canada Palestinian Territories Cayman Islands Panama Chad Paraguay Chile Peru China Philippines Colombia Poland Costa Rica Portugal Cote D'Ivoire/Ivory Coast Qatar Croatia Romania Cyprus Russia Denmark Saudi Arabia Dominica Senegal Dominican Republic Serbia Ecuador Singapore Egypt Slovenia El Salvador South Africa Equatorial Guinea South Korea Ethiopia Spain Finland Sri Lanka France St. Vincent & the Grenadines Gabon Sudan Georgia Swaziland Germany Sweden Ghana Switzerland Greece Syria Guatemala Taiwan Guinea Tanzania Honduras Thailand Hong Kong Togo Hungary Trinidad & Tobago India Tunisia Indonesia Turkey Iran Turkmenistan Iraq Uganda Ireland Ukraine Israel United Arab Emirates Italy United Kingdom Jamaica Uzbekistan Japan Venezuela Jordan Vietnam Kazakhstan Zambia Kenya Zimbabwe Non-Immigrant Enrollment Grand Total Total Countries Represented by Non-Immigrant Enrollment 128 8

11 North America 2.3% Oceania 0.1% Latin America 10.2% China 17. Europe 9. Asia 64.9% India 24.5% All Others 7.5% Middle East 5.3% Africa 8.2% Pakistan 2.5% Taiwan 2.8% S. Korea 4.5% Vietnam 6.1% Fall 2010 Non Immigrant Enrollment by Region

12 34% 5% Freshmen Sophomore 17% Junior Senior 24% Post Baccalaureate 3 4% 66% Master's Doctoral Special Professional Fall 2010 Distribution by Level of Study Number of Students 2,000 1,800 1,600 1,400 1,200 1,

13 23.4% Business Administration 19. Natural Sciences & Mathematics 24.3% Liberal Arts & Social Sciences 10.3% Technology 6.1% Social Work 0.1% Optometry 1. Law 1.4% Architecture 1.6% Education 1.9% Pharmacy 3.1% University Studies 3.3% Hotel & Restaurant 4.7% 11

14 Fall 2010 Non Immigrant/Immigrant/U.S. Student Enrollment Ratio Non Immigrant Enrollment Immigrant Enrollment** U.S. Student Enrollment* 12

15 Fall 2010 Non-Immigrant Student Enrollment by College and Origin Architecture: 28 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Argentina 1 1 Ecuador 1 1 Indonesia 1 1 South Korea 1 1 Bangladesh 2 2 Egypt 1 1 Libya 1 1 Spain 1 1 Bahamas 1 1 Finland 1 1 Mexico Sudan 1 1 Botswana 1 1 France 1 1 Morocco 1 1 Taiwan 3 3 China Hong Kong 1 1 Myanmar/Burma 1 1 Trinidad & Tobago 1 1 Cote d'ivoire/ivory Coast 1 1 Hungary 1 1 Nigeria 1 1 Venezuela 4 4 Colombia 3 3 India Pakistan 1 1 Vietnam Business Administration: 72 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Albania 1 1 Dominica 1 1 Kuwait Singapore Angola 5 5 Ecuador Lebanon 1 1 Slovenia 1 1 Argentina 5 5 El Salvador 2 2 Malaysia South Africa 1 1 Azerbaijan 3 3 France Mali 2 2 South Korea Bahamas 1 1 Gabon 1 1 Mexico Spain Bangladesh Germany Mongolia 1 1 Sri Lanka 3 3 Belize 1 1 Ghana 1 1 Myanmar/Burma 1 1 Taiwan Bolivia 1 1 Greece 1 1 Nepal Tanzania 5 5 Brazil Honduras 1 1 Netherlands 1 1 Thailand 1 1 Burkina Faso 2 2 Hong Kong Nigeria Trinidad & Tobago 1 1 Cambodia 1 1 India Norway Turkey Cameroon 2 2 Indonesia Pakistan Ukraine 1 1 Canada Iran 2 2 Peru 2 2 United Kingdom China Israel 1 1 Qatar 2 2 Venezuela Colombia Italy Romania 1 1 Vietnam Cote d'ivoire/ivory Coast 1 1 Japan Russia St. Vincent and the Grenadines 1 1 Croatia 1 1 Kazakhstan Saudi Arabia Zambia 1 1 Denmark 1 1 Kenya 1 1 Senegal 1 1 Zimbabwe 2 2 Education: 22 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Belize 1 1 Indonesia 2 2 Pakistan 1 1 Trinidad & Tobago 1 1 Bermuda 1 1 Jamaica 1 1 Philippines 2 2 Turkey 5 5 Canada Japan 2 2 Saudi Arabia 1 1 United Kingdom China Kenya 1 1 Singapore 1 1 Vietnam 2 2 Hong Kong 1 1 Mexico South Korea India 4 4 Nigeria Taiwan

16 Fall 2010 Non-Immigrant Student Enrollment by College and Origin : 67 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Angola 4 4 El Salvador 1 1 Kazakhstan 2 2 Saudi Arabia Bangladesh Equatorial Guinea 1 1 Kenya 1 1 Serbia 1 1 Bahamas 1 1 Ethiopia 1 1 Kuwait 1 1 Singapore 1 1 Barbados 1 1 France 2 2 Lebanon South Korea Benin 1 1 Gabon Libya Sri Lanka Bolivia 1 1 Germany 2 2 Malaysia Syria 2 2 Brazil Ghana 1 1 Mexico Taiwan 9 9 Burkina Faso 1 1 Guatemala 1 1 Mongolia 1 1 Tanzania 4 4 Cameroon Guinea 1 1 Morocco 3 3 Thailand Canada Hong Kong Nepal Trinidad & Tobago 1 1 China India Nigeria Tunisia Colombia Indonesia Pakistan Turkey Cote d'ivoire/ivory Coast Iran Panama 1 1 United Kingdom 1 1 Cyprus 1 1 Iraq 1 1 Peru Uzbekistan 1 1 Denmark 2 2 Israel 2 2 Philippines 3 3 Venezuela Ecuador 3 3 Jamaica 1 1 Poland 1 1 Vietnam Egypt Jordan Russia 2 2 Hotel & Restaurant : 34 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Angola 1 1 Germany Nicaragua 1 1 Taiwan Anguilla 1 1 Guatemala 1 1 Nigeria 1 1 Trinidad & Tobago 1 1 Australia 1 1 Hong Kong Pakistan 1 1 Turkey Bahamas 2 2 India Portugal 1 1 Ukraine 1 1 Barbados 1 1 Indonesia Russia 1 1 Venezuela 2 2 Bolivia 1 1 Japan 1 1 Saudi Arabia 1 1 Vietnam Brazil 3 3 Kazakhstan 1 1 South Korea Zimbabwe 1 1 Canada 3 3 Mexico 5 5 Sri Lanka 1 1 China Nepal 2 2 Sweden 1 1 Law: 21 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Azerbaijan 1 1 Ghana 1 1 Netherlands 1 1 Thailand 1 1 Bolivia 1 1 India 3 3 Pakistan 1 1 Turkey 1 1 Brazil 4 4 Italy 1 1 Peru 2 2 Venezuela 3 3 Canada 5 5 Liberia 1 1 Portugal 2 2 China 5 5 Malaysia 1 1 South Korea 4 4 Germany 1 1 Mexico 3 3 Taiwan

17 Fall 2010 Non-Immigrant Student Enrollment by College and Origin Liberal Arts & Social Sciences: 71 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Angola 2 2 Finland 1 1 Lithuania 1 1 Singapore Argentina 5 5 France 3 3 Macau 1 1 South Africa Australia 1 1 Georgia 1 1 Macedonia 1 1 South Korea Bahamas 3 3 Germany Malaysia Spain 4 4 Belgium 1 1 Guatemala 2 2 Mali 1 1 Sweden 2 2 Belize 2 2 Honduras 1 1 Mexico Switzerland 2 2 Brazil 4 4 Hong Kong Nepal 1 1 Taiwan Bulgaria 3 3 India Netherlands 1 1 Tanzania 1 1 Burkina Faso 1 1 Indonesia 2 2 Nigeria 8 8 Thailand 1 1 Canada Iran Oman 1 1 Trinidad & Tobago 1 1 Chile 1 1 Ireland Pakistan Tunisia 1 1 China Israel 1 1 Peru Turkey Colombia Italy Philippines 6 6 Ukraine 5 5 Costa Rica 1 1 Japan Poland 1 1 United Kingdom Cote d'ivoire/ivory Coast 1 1 Kazakhstan Romania Venezuela Croatia 1 1 Kenya 1 1 Russia Vietnam Denmark 2 2 Latvia 1 1 Saudi Arabia Zimbabwe 1 1 Dominican Republic 1 1 Lebanon 1 1 Serbia 1 1 Natural Science & Mathematics: 75 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Albania 1 1 Croatia 1 1 Kyrgyzstan 2 2 Spain 1 1 Algeria 1 1 Dominican Republic 2 2 Latvia 2 2 Sri Lanka Angola 6 6 Ecuador Lebanon Swaziland 1 1 Argentina 2 2 Egypt 2 2 Libya Sweden 2 2 Australia 2 2 Ethiopia 2 2 Malaysia Taiwan Austria 1 1 Equatorial Guinea 1 1 Mexico Thailand Azerbaijan France 2 2 Morocco Togo 1 1 Bangladesh 1 1 Germany 1 1 Nepal Trinidad & Tobago Benin 1 1 Greece Netherlands 1 1 Tunisia Bolivia 1 1 Hong Kong Nigeria Turkey Brazil India Pakistan Turkmenistan 1 1 Cameroon 2 2 Indonesia Peru Uganda 1 1 Canada Iran 4 4 Philippines Ukraine 3 3 Chad 1 1 Iraq 1 1 Romania 2 2 United Arab Emirates 1 1 Chile 1 1 Italy 1 1 Russia United Kingdom 4 4 China Japan 1 1 Saudi Arabia Venezuela Colombia Jordan 4 4 Serbia 1 1 Vietnam Costa Rica 1 1 Kazakhstan 1 1 South Africa 1 1 Zimbabwe 1 1 Cote d'ivoire/ivory Coast 1 1 Kenya 2 2 South Korea Optometry: 10 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Bulgaria 1 1 China 8 8 India 9 9 Venezuela 1 1 Canada 6 6 Croatia 1 1 Philippines 1 1 Cayman Islands 1 1 France 1 1 Sweden

18 Fall 2010 Non-Immigrant Student Enrollment by College and Origin Pharmacy: 16 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Bangladesh 1 1 Ghana 1 1 Kenya 2 2 South Korea Canada 2 2 India Nigeria 1 1 Taiwan China Iraq 1 1 Qatar 1 1 United Kingdom Egypt Jordan 3 3 Saudi Arabia Vietnam Social Work: 4 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Hong Kong 1 1 India 1 1 South Korea 1 1 Turkey 1 1 Technology: 37 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Angola 5 5 Dominican Republic 1 1 Jordan 1 1 Spain 1 1 Azerbaijan Ecuador 1 1 Kazakhstan 2 2 Taiwan 4 4 Belize 2 2 Egypt 1 1 Kenya Turkey Brazil 1 1 Germany Malaysia 1 1 United Kingdom Bulgaria 2 2 Ghana 1 1 Mexico Uzbekistan 1 1 Cambodia 1 1 Greece 1 1 Nepal 1 1 Venezuela Canada Guatemala 1 1 Nigeria Vietnam China Hungary 1 1 Pakistan Colombia India Saudi Arabia 5 5 Denmark 6 6 Iran 1 1 South Korea University Studies: 42 countries represented Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Angola 3 3 Guinea 1 1 Pakistan 9 9 Pakistan 9 9 Azerbaijan 1 1 Hong Kong 1 1 Palestinian Territories 1 1 Palestinian Territories 1 1 Bangladesh 1 1 Hungary 1 1 Paraguay 1 1 Paraguay 1 1 Brazil 2 2 India 6 6 Poland 1 1 Poland 1 1 Bulgaria 1 1 Israel 1 1 Saudi Arabia 4 4 Saudi Arabia 4 4 Cameroon 2 2 Italy 1 1 South Korea South Korea Canada 6 6 Kenya 2 2 Taiwan 4 4 Taiwan 4 4 China Lebanon 1 1 Tanzania 2 2 Tanzania 2 2 Colombia 1 1 Libya 1 1 Thailand 1 1 Thailand 1 1 Cote d'ivoire/ivory Coast 1 1 Malaysia 1 1 Turkey 3 3 Turkey 3 3 Ecuador 1 1 Mali 1 1 United Arab Emirates 1 1 United Arab Emirates 1 1 Egypt 1 1 Mexico 4 4 United Kingdom 3 3 United Kingdom 3 3 France 1 1 Morocco 1 1 Venezuela 4 4 Venezuela 4 4 Germany 1 1 Nigeria 4 4 Vietnam 3 3 Vietnam

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24 Other Foreign Unknown Oceania North America Latin America Europe Middle East Asia Africa Africa Asia Middle East Europe Latin America North America Oceania Other Foreign Unknown 22

25 Selected Fields of Study: India (1/2) 795 Students Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Humanities Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Undergraduate Graduate Professional 23

26 Selected Fields of Study: China (2/1) 551 Students Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Professional Social Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Vietnam (3/9) Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study 198 Students Physical and Life Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Selected Fields of Study: Korea (4/3) Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study 147 Students Physical and Life Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Undergraduate Graduate Professional 24

27 Selected Fields of Study: Nigeria (5/20) 106 Students Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Social Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Taiwan (6/5) 91 Students Business and Managemnt Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Humanities Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Social Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Saudi Arabia (7/7) Business and Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences 89 Students Social Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Undergraduate Graduate Professional 25

28 Selected Fields of Study: Turkey (8/10) 83 Students Business and Education Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Professional Social Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Mexico (9/8) 80 Students Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Humanities Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Selected Fields of Study: Pakistan (9/23) 80 Students Business and Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences 26

29 Selected Fields of Study: Venezuela (9/24) 80 Students Business and Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Humanities Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Selected Fields of Study: Canada (10/4) Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Other Fields of Study 72 Students Physical and Life Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Selected Fields of Study: Colombia (11/19) 46 Students Business and Fine and Applied Arts Humanities Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Undergraduate Graduate Professional 27

30 Selected Fields of Study: Iran (12/ ) 37 Students Business and Fine and Applied Arts Humanities Physical and Life Sciences Social Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: United Kingdom (13/13) 36 Students Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Humanities Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Selected Fields of Study: Philippines (14/ ) 32 Students Education Fine and Applied Arts Health Professions Humanities Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Undergraduate Graduate Professional 28

31 Selected Fields of Study: Sri Lanka (15/ ) 29 Students Business and Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Angola (16/ ) 26 Students Business and Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Social Sciences Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Brazil (16/14) 26 Students Business and Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Social Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Undergraduate Graduate Professional 29

32 Selected Fields of Study: Hong Kong (16/16) 26 Students Business and Fine and Applied Arts Humanities Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Selected Fields of Study: Indonesia (16/18) 26 Students Business and Fine and Applied Arts Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Social Sciences Selected Fields of Study: Malaysia (17/21) 23 Students Business and Fine and Applied Arts Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Social Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate

33 Selected Fields of Study: Nepal (17/11) 23 Students Business and Fine and Applied Arts Math and Computer Science Physical and Life Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Germany (18/12) 22 Students Business and Education Fine and Applied Arts Other Fields of Study Professional Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Russia (19/25) 21 Students Business and Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Graduate Undergraduate

34 Selected Fields of Study: Thailand (19/15) 21 Students Business and Math and Computer Science Other Fields of Study Physical and Life Sciences Social Sciences Professional Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Kazakhstan (20/ ) 16 Students Business and Math and Computer Science Social Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Selected Fields of Study: Tunisia (20/ ) 16 Students Math and Computer Science Physical and Life Sciences Social Sciences Graduate Undergraduate Undergraduate Graduate Professional 31

35 F-1 Employment Statistics: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Immediately following completion of their degree, most non-immigrant students on the F-1 visa have the option of pursuing a 12-month employment benefit. The student must apply with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) to request permission to work. Upon approval, the student is authorized to accept employment inside the United States that is directly related to her/his major area of study for a specified time period. This time period is referred to as Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students graduating from certain science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines designated by the Department of Homeland Security may be eligible for an additional 17-month, once-in-a-lifetime, employment benefit after completing OPT. This employment benefit is referred to as a STEM Extension. 684 F-1 alumni from 55 different nations participated in Optional Practical Training during Total Alumni on OPT Total Alumni on STEM Extensions Total Alumni on OPT & STEM Extensions Undergraduate(UG) Graduate(G) Total Country UG G Total Country UG G Total Angola Jordan Argentina Kazakhstan Australia Kenya Bangladesh South Korea Belgium Lebanon Brazil Malaysia Cameroon Mexico Canada Morocco China Netherlands Colombia Nicaragua Côte d Ivoire/Ivory Coast Nigeria Czech Republic Pakistan Denmark Panama Dominica Peru Dominican Republic Philippines Ecuador Poland Egypt Romania El Salvador Russia Ethiopia Serbia Finland Singapore France Spain Gabon Sri Lanka Germany St. Lucia Ghana Taiwan Greece Thailand Guatemala Trinidad & Tobago Hong Kong Tunisia Hungary Turkey India United Kingdom Indonesia Venezuela Iran Vietnam Italy Zambia Japan Total

36 Non Immigrant International Student Enrollment ,500 3,000 2,500 2,000 1,500 1, Number of Alumni on OPT year OPT Participation Trend year OPT Participation Linear (5 year OPT Participation ) 34

37 297 67% Female % Male 3 0.7% 2 0.5% % Other: 12, 2.7% 2 0.5% 1, 0.2% 1, 0.2% 3 0.7% F 1 L 1 L 2 F 2 B 1 H 3 O 3 35

38 J 1 Short Term Scholar 45% J 1 Research Scholar J 1 Student* 11% J 1 Intern 5% J 2 Dependent 19% J 1 Professor 71% 29% Female Male 36

39 Professor Research Scholar Short Term Scholar Graduate Students Intern Non Degree Students 37

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