Largest Number of Jordanians Ever Studying in the United States

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
Undergraduates 836 908 8.6
Graduates 1,013 1,022 0.9
Non-Degree 144 162 12.5
OPT 222 238 7.2
Total 2,215 2,330 5.2

 

Country Number of Students (2016) (%) difference
Saudi Arabia 61,287 2.2
Iran 12,269 8.2
Kuwait 9,772 8.2
Egypt 3,442 15.7
United Arab Emirates 2,920 1.5
Oman 2,856 29.8
Israel 2,343 -1.1
Jordan 2,330 5.2
Iraq 1,901 10.1
Libya 1,514 -4.1
Morocco 1,495 8.9
Lebanon 1,486 4.9
Qatar 1,443 15.3
Syria 783 -1.1
Tunisia 692 16.9
Yemen 599 16.1
Bahrain 469 -1.1
Palestinian Territories 468 2.2
Algeria 158 -9.7

 

For more information on studying in the United States, please contact the U.S. Embassy’s Education Advisor, Nawal Qutub, at studyusa-jordan@state.gov.

 

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