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Indiana Colleges See Increased International Students

French students work on the test of Philosophy as they take the baccalaureat exam (high school graduation exam) on June 18, 2012 at the Pasteur high school in Strasbourg, eastern France. Some 703.059 candidates are registered for the 2012 session. The exam results will be announced on July 6, 2012. AFP PHOTO / FREDERICK FLORIN (Photo credit should read FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

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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