ADMISSIONS TRENDS

Biggest-ever spike in UG admissions to US

by UQ Research

 

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.

Until last year, the maximum growth in Indian students in US was 12.8%. In 2015, it shot up up to 29.4%
Until last year, the maximum growth in Indian students in US was 12.8%. In 2015, it shot up up to 29.4%

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.

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