The world comes to SCSU

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Mohamed Soumah, graduate student and Fulbright Scholar

Mohamed Soumah, graduate student and Fulbright Scholar from the Republic of Guinea.


Students from 89 of the world's 193 recognized nations are attending St. Cloud State University this semester.

The top countries sending students to St. Cloud State include Nepal (238), China and its territories (160), India (105), Malaysia (46), Sri Lanka (44) and the Republic of Korea (36).

View a Center for International Studies document (PDF) that describes the university's international student body.

Of the 1,173 international students enrolled Fall Semester, 775 are pursuing undergraduate degrees, 258 are graduate students and 143 are non-degree students.

The corresponding numbers for 2009 were 1,158 international students, 792 students pursuing undergraduate degrees, 241 graduate students and 125 are non-degree students. 

Among the students who traveled farthest to attend St. Cloud State are the 23 students from Cote D'Ivoire. Also known as the Ivory Coast, the coastal nation of 21 million in West Africa is known for its agricultural exports, including coffee and cocoa.

Total enrollment was 18,319 on the 30th day of the semester, up 3.6 percent from 2009.

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