The world at St. Cloud State

Thursday, October 3, 2013

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St. Cloud State Distinctions document a commitment to delivering integrated learning experiences that prepare students to work and live in a global community.

Students from 83 nations are attending St. Cloud State fall semester 2013.

Of the 1,025 international students enrolled fall semester, 635 are undergraduates, 224 are graduate students, 159 are non-degree students and seven are pursuing doctoral degrees.

Fall 2013 international enrollment is unchanged from a year ago and down 60 students from 2011.

St. Cloud State's fall semester total enrollment is 16,245.

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.

Top countries sending students to St. Cloud State are Saudi Arabia (192), China (161), Nepal (97) and India (77). Asians are 51 percent of the fall international student enrollment.

St. Cloud State has three students from Montenegro, a small, newly independent nation in the Balkans, along the Adriatic Sea in southeastern Europe. About the size of Connecticut, Montenegro achieved independence from Serbia in 2006.

The University also has students from former Soviet republics, including Belarus, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia and Tajikistan.

Minnesota’s nearly 12,735 foreign students and their families contributed a net of $319.2 million to the state economy during the 2011-12 year, according to a National Association of Foreign Student Educators report (PDF). 

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