Number of Azerbaijani students studying in US increases
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 19
By Anakhanum Khidayatova - Trend:
The new report indicates there were 408 students from Azerbaijan studying in the U.S. in 2014/2015 academic year, the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, said.
The Open Doors® report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
Students from Azerbaijan in the United States study primarily at the undergraduate level, with 38 percent at the graduate level in 2014/15, 42 percent enrolled at the undergraduate level, 13 percent pursuing optional practical training, and 7 percent in non-degree programs such as English language or short-term studies.
There are now 73 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities than were reported a decade ago and the rate of increase has risen steadily for the past five years.
The 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released today, finds the number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities had the highest rate of growth in 35 years, increasing by ten percent to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014/15 academic year. This strong growth confirms that the United States remains the destination of choice in higher education.