Have you ever wondered how many students are studying in the U.S. or how many students from each country had come to the U.S. for education?
Well, if you happen to be at a U.S. consulate for student visa stamping during the months of May, June, July and August, then for sure you will get the feel.
Also, when students try to book dates for visa to attend the Fall semester, then you will get to know how difficult it is to get a visa date and time.
Some students want to appear for visa on a particular date and time, but it’s hard to get.
Students Admitted to U.S.
The U.S. Department of Home Land Security has released the immigration statistics for various visa categories. Today, you can find the total number of students admitted into the U.S. for the last 10 years.
The statistics provides the number of admissions to the U.S., not the number of people admitted.
If a single individual would be traveling multiple times, he or she would be counted each time s/he enters or exits the United States.
If a student travels twice to his home country and enters U.S. twice in a given calendar year, his/her count will be two.
Academic students (F-1)
- 1998 – 553,865
- 1999 – 594,849
- 2000 – 648,793
- 2001 – 688,970
- 2002 – 637,954
- 2003 – 617,556
- 2004 – 613,221
- 2005 – 621,178
- 2006 – 693,805
- 2007 – 787,756
What do you infer from the above data? Well, I will let you decide on that. In the next edition of this post, I will write about H-1B visa statistics. Source of the above data – DHS.
If you want to be one among those numbers, then here are some articles that will help you get student visa stamping.
I was looking at various visa categories and it was interesting to see those. I hope you will also enjoy the data about immigration statistics that I’m going to post in the coming weeks.
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