Number of Jordanians studying in the U.S. remains steady

AMMAN – The number of Jordanian students currently studying at institutions across the United States remained steady in 2017, nearly matching last year’s record number of Jordanian students in the U.S., according to an annual report released yesterday by the Institute of International Education, with support from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Open Doors report for 2016/2017 shows that there were some 2,312 Jordanian students in the U.S. during that most recent academic year for which data is available.

This number, which does not include those students with Jordanian/American dual citizenship, represents less than a one percent decrease from 2015/2016. Jordan continues to rank 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 second year in a row during the 2016-17 academic year—an increase of three percent from the previous year.

Conversely, there are about 970 American students at institutions in Jordan this year, also a slight decrease from last year.

Full statistics from the report show:

Category Number of  Students (2016) Number of  Students (2017) (%) difference
Undergraduates 908 914 0.7
Graduates 1,022 1,000 -2.2
Non-Degree 162 131 -19.1
OPT 238 267 12.2
Total 2,330 2,312 -0.8

 

Country Number of Students (2017) (%) difference
Saudi Arabia 52,611 -14.2
Iran 12,643 3.0
Kuwait 9,825 0.5
Egypt 3,715 7.9
Oman 2,876 0.7
United Arab Emirates 2,753 -5.7
Israel 2,393 2.1
Jordan 2,312 -0.8
Iraq 1,698 -10.7
Morocco 1,634 9.3
Libya 1,311 -13.4
Lebanon 1,556 4.7
Qatar 1,420 -1.6
Syria 827 5.6
Tunisia 692 0.0
Yemen 658 9.8
Bahrain 475 1.3
Palestinian Territories 423 -9.6
Algeria 192 21.5

 

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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