It is official. It is the Chinese who are now sending the largest number of international students to American Colleges. According to a report released today by the Institute of International Education, a New York-based non-profit that promotes exchanges between U.S. and overseas universities, America continues to be the top destination for Chinese students seeking higher education overseas.
Overall, of the 25 countries sending students to the Americas, the number is international students in the US increased by 3% to 690,923 during the 2009-10 academic year. Each of the top five host U.S. states, California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts and Illinois, saw increases in the number of international students they hosted.