Biggest-ever spike in UG admissions to US
Last year, UG numbers from India to US grew by an unprecedented 30%, to over 16,500 students.
Graduate numbers to US increased faster, by 39.3%. And the graduate numbers are 5 times bigger, so we are not saying that the undergraduate market is going to be as significant as post-graduate anytime soon.
But the spike in UG has never been this high – and the US numbers point to a changing trend that we have been talking about in the past year or so.
Furthermore, ever since US started collating international student market data from over 50 years ago, the spike in student traffic from India has been the highest ever. In 2015, 29.4% more students were from India compared to 2014.
The international student numbers from India was almost 133,000 last year. That’s 13.6% of the total US market.
This spike in India numbers is a key factor that pushed overall US growth rate past the 10% mark after a very long time.