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UIC Welcomes Record Numbers of International Students and Scholars

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a top destination for international students and scholars, according to the Institute of International Education’s 2015 Open Doors report.

Fiscal year 2015 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 3,966 international students, representing 102 countries and territories, makes up the international student population at UIC for Fall 2015, an increase of 10.9% from Fall 2014 (3,577 students from 105 countries). The international student population for Fall 2015 comprises 13.6% of the total number of enrolled students (29,048). The 3,403 international graduate and professional students represent 30.6% of all students at this academic level.

A total of 786 international scholars, representing 67 countries and territories, makes up the international scholar population at UIC for Fall 2015 an increase of 0.5% from Fall 2014 (782 scholars from 70 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 $30.5 billion in economic activity generated by the 974,926 international students who studied at U.S. colleges and universities in 2014-15. In the state of Illinois, over 46,500 international students contributed nearly $1.5 billion dollars to the economy and supported 20,881 total jobs (6,403 directly, 14,478 indirectly) in 2014-15.

To view the Office of International Services’ Annual Profile of International Students and Scholars that includes Fall 2015 data as well as the fiscal year data reported to Open Doors, please follow the link below.

 

Fall 2015 Annual Profile of International Students and Scholars