Vietnamese Students Contribute $818 Million to U.S. in 2016: DOC

Tuan Minh

14:19 15/11/2017

BizLIVE - The number of Vietnamese students in the United States has increased consistently for 16 straight years, making Vietnam remain the sixth leading country of origin for all international students in the U.S.

Vietnamese Students Contribute $818 Million to U.S. in 2016: DOC

A participant at an EducationUSA event posing for a photo. Photo credit: U.S. Embassy in Hanoi

Vietnamese students in U.S. colleges and universities last year contributed $818 million to the U.S. economy through their spending on tuition, room and board and living expenses, according to data of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
International students contributed more than $39 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016, according to the Department of Commerce—a large increase over the previous year’s total of $35 billion.
Open Doors 2017 reports that about two thirds of all international students receive the majority of their funds from sources outside of the U.S., including personal and family sources as well as assistance from their home country governments or universities.
The number of Vietnamese students in the United States has increased consistently for 16 straight years, the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) annual “Open Doors” has said in an annual report.  
The report for the 2016-2017 academic year shows that Vietnam remains the sixth leading country of origin for all international students in the U.S., with 22,438 students, up 4.8% from a year earlier. Vietnamese students now account for 2.1% of total overseas students in the U.S.
The majority of Vietnamese students in the U.S. study at the undergraduate level. In 2016-2017, 68.0% of them were undergraduates, 15.6% graduate students, 7.4% others, and 9.0% OPT (Optional Practical Training)
The data shows that 1.08 million international students came to the United States in the 2016-2017 AY, a 3.4% increase over last year. International students now make up 5.3% of all higher education students in the U.S., up slightly from 5.2% last year.  
During his speech delivered at the APEC CEO Summit in Da Nang, President Trump noted that “Vietnamese students rank among the best students in the world. And that is very impressive.”  
Education remains a cornerstone of the United States - Vietnam bilateral relationship, and the United States will continue to promote opportunities for Vietnamese students to study in the United States through EducationUSA and our American Centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the U.S. embassy in Hanoi said in a release.

 

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