3 Facts – International Students at Indiana University

The international student admission / enrollment trend at Indiana University (IU) will give us a good insight on how many foreign students had come to the U.S. for education.

It’s a common feeling that the number of students should have decreased rapidly due to the recession. On the other hand, the following chart doesn’t show the impact of recession in student enrollment.

Even though this applies only to IU, you can also expect some similar trends among the other universities in the U.S.. IU had lot of interesting facts about international students and here are 3 of them.

International Students – Worldwide

International Students from India

Indiana University – Students from India

Top 10 Countries

Top 10 Countries – Students

Impact on Recession

The current economic recession in that U.S. started in late 2008 and its slowly coming to an end. The number of international students enrolled in Fall 2009 had increased compared to Fall 2008 figures. The number of international students from India had decreased by just 6.

  • Why do you think student enrollment during recession had increased?
  • Why is there a huge increase in the number of students from China?
  • Do you think students from China had different perspectives about higher education in the U.S. during recession?

We’re looking forward to see your comments.


  1. Jasmeet on March 27, 2012 at 12:44 AM

    Is it true that students with average GRE and TOEFL score are denied Visa?

  2. Rajesh on July 6, 2010 at 8:44 PM


    My best respect to you,

    I have completed my Engineering (Mechanical engg) with an aggregate 0f 68% for India.I wanna earn Masters in Mechanical engineering in US,can u pls send me what should be the minimum GRE scores required and can i get any part time job so that i can fulfill the needs to leave there…..

  3. Tanmay Ghosal on May 16, 2010 at 1:39 AM

    Madam/Sir,My best respect to you,
    I have compltted my B.Pharm degree from Bangladesh and now I want to complete M.Pharm or M.Phil from abroad.And for this I need Scholarship or a Part time Job by which I can bear my expenditure. I have a dream to complete my higher degree from abroad but I am unable to complete it due to lack of my financial support because my father is a Govt. employee.

    How can I fulfill my dream? Please mam/sir, help me to be a good Pharmacist.I wish you will help me.

    My C.G.P.A. is 3.59 in scale of 4.00 in Hons’.

    Thanks and perdone me for such a disturbance….
    Tanmay Ghosal.

  4. Ragu on March 28, 2010 at 9:57 AM

    Well, I think the native students competetion might be lower due to the hard recession hit. This could have created a chance to these developing countries students.

  5. Vikramthouta on March 27, 2010 at 6:43 AM

    Its simple funda.The enrollment increased due to two facts i supposed..when people join 2009, they graduate in 2011, that means they are aware of recession will end by 2010, and by the time they graduate, more jobs are created and they have the opportunity of grabbing them.

  6. Karthikeyan S on March 25, 2010 at 8:28 AM

    Great!… i am planning to go to IU too next fall….

  7. Dhivya on March 25, 2010 at 5:03 AM

    wow. This is very interesting statistics. It seems chinese ppl have different perspective towards recession.

  8. Abdullah Abbasi on March 25, 2010 at 5:00 AM

    There was a very interesting post of Why it is the best time to invest your money in education right now, during recession by Times Top Universities.
    I am sure, many students who’re interested in going abroad for higher studies must’ve read that carefully.
    That post was well circulated among the peers too, so if somebody didn’t subscribe to Times Top Universities’ newsletter, they would’ve still read it through mutual friends.
    Similarly, this topic has been debated upon extensivewly and I am sure the conclusion of all the debates must’ve been bent more towards being brave and investing your money in education/higher studies right away.

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