According to a most recent data culling by the folks at North­eastern Uni­ver­sityhigher edu­ca­tion is among the United States’ top ser­vice sector exports. In fact, num­bers indi­cate that Inter­na­tional stu­dents con­tribute more than $21 bil­lion to the U.S. economy through their expen­di­tures on tuition and living expenses on Amer­ican universities.

The visual also show­cases record growth in inter­na­tional stu­dent atten­dance at U.S. uni­ver­si­ties, with an increase of 5.7 per­cent during the 2011/​2012 aca­d­emic year. The top 3 coun­tries sending stu­dents over for edu­ca­tion include China (22 per­cent), India (14 per­cent) and South Korea (10 per­cent), together totaling nearly half of the total inter­na­tional enroll­ment in U.S. higher education.

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