Florida Tech Ranks In Highest Percentage Of International Students Enrolled In United States
By Adam Lowenstein, FIT News Bureau // July 27, 2016
top-ranked school on magazine’s Short List
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA –Florida Institute of Technology is among the most desirable U.S. universities for international students, according to a new list from U.S. News & World Report.
The Melbourne-based university was the top-ranked school in the magazine’s “Short List” ranking of the 10 national universities that attract the most international students.
The list, which also included the News School in New York, Carnegie Mellon University and University of California-San Diego, was released earlier this month.
Florida Institute of Technology had the highest proportion of international students enrolled of any National University at 32.9 percent in fall 2014. A National University is an institution that offers a full range of undergraduate majors as well as master’s and doctoral programs.
The Central Florida university regularly has the highest percentage of international students among National Universities and increased its share by 5 percentage points from the previous year, U.S. News data show.
Recognizing that that the number of international students is on the rise – a study cited by the magazine from the Institute of International Education found a 10 percent increase in this category of student at U.S. colleges and universities during the 2014-2015 school year.
U.S. News used data from its 2015 college and university surveys to develop its top 10 list. More than 265 universities submitted data.
|National University (state)||Percentage of international students||Total undergraduate enrollment|
|Florida Institute of Technology||32.9%||3,636|
|New School (NY)||31.7%||6,695|
|Illinois Institute of Technology||29.8%||3,099|
|University of Tulsa (OK)||26.7%||3,473|
|Lynn University (FL)||23%||1,976|
|Carnegie Mellon (NY)||20.9%||6,309|
|University of Cal.—San Diego||19.9%||24,810|
|Andrews University (MI)||19.6%||1,805|
|Northeastern University (MA)||19.1%||13,510|
|University of San Francisco||19%||6,845|
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