The world @SCSU
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Students from 82 of the world's more than 200 recognized and unrecognized nations attended St. Cloud State fall semester.
St. Cloud State's international student enrollment is ranked nationally among master's granting institutions, according to the Institute of International Education (IIE) in New York City.
In 2011-12 school year, St. Cloud State was ranked 13th and was the only MnSCU university among the IIE's top 35.
Top countries sending students to St. Cloud State are Saudi Arabia (174), China (169), Nepal (154) and India (65). Asians are 56 percent of the fall international student enrollment. View the Center for International Studies chart (PDF).
Of the 1,025 international students enrolled fall semester, 694 are pursuing undergraduate degrees, 192 are graduate students and 139 are non-degree students.
Minnesota’s 12,000 foreign students and their families contributed a net of $302.5 million to the state economy during the 2010-11 year, according to a National Association of Foreign Student Educators report (PDF).
St. Cloud State's total enrollment was 16,457 on the 30th day of the semester.
Among students traveling the farthest to attend St. Cloud State are 41 students from the Republic of Korea. The nation of 50 million is a leading manufacturer of electronics, automobiles and ships. Known colloquially as "South Korea," it elected its first female president, Park Geun-hye, Dec. 19.