Report | Immigration Facts Series
The Geography of Foreign Students in U.S. Higher Education: Origins and Destinations
August 29, 2014,
In an analysis of new data, Neil Ruiz tracks the local origins, size and growth rate of the foreign student population across the United States by metropolitan area. He finds that foreign students attending U.S. colleges and universities on the F-1 visa bring billions of dollars each year to local economies and hold the potential for forging greater economic connections between U.S. regions and fast-growing cities in emerging markets.