Rising Number of Nepali Students in Universities in the U.S.
Posted by Ka Frank on November 20, 2009
Hike in Nepali students in US universities
eKantipur, November 17, 2009
Kathmandu- The number of Nepali students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education has increased significantly, according to Open Doors 2009. The annual report on international academic mobility published by the Institute of International Education (IIE) with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State, the number increased from 8,936 to 11,581 in 2008/09– a 29.6 per cent increase over the 2007/08 academic year.
Nepal ranks 11th among the leading countries of origin of international students, as it did the last year. In the academic year 2006/2007, Nepal ranked 13th among the countries of origin of international students. India tops the list with 15.4% followed by China with 14.7%.
America’s nearly 3,000 accredited schools of higher education continue to attract new students in what is becoming a highly competitive international ‘market’ around the world, According to U.S. Embassy Kathmandu’s Counselor for Public Affairs Terry J. White.
The U.S. remains the preferred destination for students from Nepal who want to study abroad because of the quality and prestige associated with an American degree.