International Student Community contributes $22.7 billion to 2011/2012 economy

International students contribute over $22.7 billion to the U.S. economy, through their expenditures on tuition and living expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Below are key highlights.

  • 60% of all international students receive the majority of their funds from personal and family sources
  • 70% of all international students' primary funding comes from sources outside of the United States.
  • More than 80% of all undergraduate international students receive the majority of their funding from person and family source

Reference: Open Doors Data