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OIS News - 12/6/2012-Archived

UIC Welcomes Record Numbers of International Students and Scholars

The University of Illinois at Chicago is a top destination for international students and scholars, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2012 Open Doors report.

Fiscal year 2012 data places UIC as one of the top give institutions for international students in the state of Illinois.

Already a diverse campus that can proudly state that it has no racial or ethnic majority student enrollment, UIC continues to add to the global diversity of its students, faculty, and staff.

A total of 2,842 international students, representing 103 countries and territories, makes up the international student population at UIC for Fall 2012, an increase of 20% from Fall 2011 (2,368 students from 101 countries. The international student population comprises 9.7% of the total number of enrolled students (27,512). The 1,943 international graduate and professional students represent nearly 24% of all students at the post baccalaureate level.

A total of 747 international scholars, representing 73 countries and territories, makes up the international scholar population at UIC for Fall 2012, an increase of 1% from Fall 2011 (740 scholars from 73 countries).

The contributions of the international community are easily observed at UIC. In addition to being a vibrant part of the diverse academic community, UIC’s international students contribute part of the $22.7 billion in economic activity by the nation’s 764,495 international students. In the state of Illinois, the nearly 36,000 international students contributed over $1 billion. UIC’s international scholars teach and conduct cutting-edge research that attracts millions of dollars of federal support that are granted by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation.

To view the Office of International Services’ Annual Profile of International Students and Scholars that includes Fall 2012 data as well as the fiscal year data reported to Open Doors, please follow the link below.

 

Fall 2012 Annual Profile of International Students and Scholars