A Closer Look at International Student Numbers

SEVIS by the Numbers - October 2014
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According to the latest numbers, there are more than 1 million international students in the United States. We’re breaking down that number for a closer look.

Back in October 2014, the Student Exchange and Visitor Program (SEVP) released the latest numbers of international students currently studying in the United States. According to the report, there are 1.11 million students on F and M visas studying at 9,000 schools. You can read our previous article here.

We wanted to know a little more about these 1.11 million students. This chart was provided by Carissa Cutrell, a Public Affairs Officer with the Student Exchange and Visitor Program.

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  • M-1 students are those who are in the country for vocational (non-academic) purposes, such as attending trade schools. As of October 2014, there were a little more than 10,000 M-1 students.
  • F-1 students are those who study at a university, college, public high school, any program where students receive a certificate/diploma. As of October 2014, there were more than 1.1 million F-1 students.
  • The total number of dependents for both M-1 and F-1 students was 93,166. 
  • There were more than 200,700 J-1 exchange students. J-1 students are on a work or study exchange program approved by the Department of State.
  • The number of dependents of those on J-1 visas totaled 59,538.


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