SEVP’s latest report, released on December 15th reveals that Vietnam is now the 5th largest host market for international students in the U.S.  The report reflects all classes of student and exchange visas- and places Vietnam above Japan and Taiwan.    Vietnam and S.E. Asia clearly need to be consider for active engagement in 2016.

November 16, 2016-  Open Doors released their annual report of International Student Enrollment in the U.S. and Vietnam was highlighted as one of the important growth markets.

Vietnam’s importance as a top place of origin for international students was evident in the latest Open Doors Report.    Vietnam is the #9 host market for international students in the U.S,  growing from 16, 579 in 2013/2014 to 18, ,722 in 2014/2015 for a percent change of 12.9 percent.   More importantly,  Vietnam is a clear number three host market for Community College students and poised to overtake Korea as the 2nd largest source for Associates Students in the coming year.      Vietnam sent 8.4% of all community college students to the U.S. in 2014/2015.

Thailand maintained its position as a Top 25 place of origin for International students and was the 17th largest source for Community College students in the U.S.

For further details,  please visit   http://www.iie.org  ( Fast Facts 2015).

* Open Doors compiles self-reported data from U.S. Higher Education and does include secondary students and many other student classes in their aggregate numbers. *

 

The latest SEVP report released on May 7th shows that 20, 832 Vietnamese were studying in the U.S, up 4% since January 2014.    Secondary student and undergraduate placements are pacing this new growth.

The US Commercial Service-Vietnam has published a very useful education market report that provides a brief summary of the education market conditions in Vietnam and specific sector opportunities for academic institutions and vocational training providers.

Schools considering more active engagement of the Vietnam Education Market are encouraged to read the linked article.

 

http://export.gov/vietnam/build/groups/public/@eg_vn/documents/webcontent/eg_vn_051779.pdf