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OIS News - 11/21/2014

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 2014 Open Doors report.

Fiscal year 2014 data places UIC as one of the top five 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 3,577 international students, representing 105 countries and territories, makes up the international student population at UIC for Fall 2014, an increase of 15.5% from Fall 2013 (3,096 students from 103 countries). The international student population comprises 13.2% of the total number of enrolled students (27,183). The 2,919 international graduate and professional students represent over 38% of all students at the post baccalaureate level.

A total of 782 international scholars, representing 70 countries and territories, makes up the international scholar population at UIC for Fall 2014, an increase of 3.7% from Fall 2013 (754 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 $26.8 billion in economic activity by the nation’s 886,052 international students. In the state of Illinois, the over 42,000 international students contributed nearly $1.4 billion and supported over 19,000 jobs in 2013-2014. 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 2014 data as well as the fiscal year data reported to Open Doors, please follow the link below.

 

Fall 2014 Annual Profile of International Students and Scholars