In spite of the global meltdown and homicide against Indian students, an American degree is still the dream of many students from India. For the seventh year running, India is the leading source of foreign enrolments on US campuses, sending a record 94,563 students during the academic year 2007-2008.
Indian students now constitute 15 per cent of the total US university foreign enrolment.
The increase of Indian students by 13 per cent (up from 83,833 in 2006-2007) is just short of the Chinese students, whose numbers climbed from 67,723 in 2006-2007 to 81,127 this past year, a 20 per cent increase.
South Korea (69,124), Japan (33,974), and Canada (29,051), along with China and India are the top five countries sending students to the US, together accounting for 49 per cent of all international students.