New York ranked first in Northeast for attracting international students

New York State ranked first in the Northeast region and second in the nation in attracting international students to our colleges and universities, according to the “Open Doors Report” for 2014 released today by the Institute of International Education (IIE).

According to the report, New York State welcomed 98,906 international students in 2013-14, a 12.1 percent increase from the previous year, compared to the national increase of 8.1 percent. International students and their families contributed $3.3 billion to New York State’s economy, and created or supported 40,331 net jobs.

Further details from the Open Doors report may be found on the IIE website: http://www.iie.org/Research-and-Publications/Open-Doors.

The leading five countries sending the most students to New York State include (first) China, (second) India, (third) South Korea, (fourth) Canada and (fifth) Taiwan.