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TABLE 1 Foreign Enrollment in US Institutions of Higher Education, Selected Years, 1954–1979

Selected Years

All Institutions

Total Enrollment

Foreign Enrollment

Foreign as a Percentage of Total

1954

2,499,800

34,200

1.4

1964

5,320,000

82,000

1.5

1970

8,649,400

144,700

1.7

1975

11,290,700

179,300

1.6

1976

11,121,400

203,100

1.8

1977

11,415,000

235,500

2.1

1978

11,392,000

263,900

2.3

1979

11,707,100

286,300a

2.4a

aPreliminary.

SOURCES: National Center for Education Statistics and Institute of International Education.

FIGURE 1 Foreign students as a percentage of full-time graduate science/engineering enrollment in doctorate-granting institutions within fields, 1974–1979.

SOURCE: National Science Foundation.



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