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Indiana Colleges See Increased International Students

Purdue University and Indiana University-Bloomington are among the schools with the largest number of international students.

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Purdue has the second largest international student population.

More Indiana colleges are reporting increases in international student population and study abroad efforts.

The Open Doors report released Monday by the Institute of International Education shows Purdue ranks fourth in the number of international students among U.S. universities. It has the second-largest international student population among U.S. public universities with 8,563 enrolled international students in the 2011/2012 school year.

Indiana University-Bloomington ranked 11th with 6,123 international students.

The report showed 25 percent of students coming to study in the U.S. come from China. Thirteen percent come from India and 9.5 percent from South Korea.

IU-Bloomington also had the seventh largest number of U.S. students studying abroad with 2,203 enrolling in study abroad programs over the 2010/2011 academic year.

The University of Evansville also ranks among America’s top study abroad programs.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

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