FIGURE 2-4 Visa workloads and refusals: student and exchange visitors.

SOURCE: Data provided by US Department of State and available in its annual publication Report of the Visa Office, published by the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Recent editions are available at The adjusted refusal rate is calculated with the following formula: (Refusals - Refusals Overcome/Waived)/(Issuances + Refusals - Refusals Overcome/Waived).

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