AMMAN – The number of Jordanian students currently studying at institutions across the United States reached a record number in 2016, according to an annual report released today by the State Department. The Open Doors report for 2016 shows that there are currently some 2,330 Jordanian students in the U.S., the largest number recorded since the figures have been tracked.
This number, which does not include those students with Jordanian/American dual citizenship, represents an increase of 5.2% from 2015. Jordan now ranks 8th in the Middle East/North Africa region for number of students in the U.S.
The total number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities surpassed one million for the first time EVER during the 2015-16 academic year—an increase of seven percent from the previous year.
Conversely, there are around 1,000 American students at institutions in Jordan this year.
Full statistics from the report show:
|Category||Number of Students (2015)||Number of Students (2016)||(%) difference|
|Country||Number of Students (2016)||(%) difference|
|United Arab Emirates||2,920||1.5|
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