According to the Institute of International Education Open Doors 2017 report, 15,389 students from outside the U.S. attended Minnesota institutions during the academic year 2016-2017; increasing three percent from the previous year. Minnesota ranked 19th out of all states in the number of international students attending postsecondary institutions in the state, unchanged from previous three years.
Of 2016-2017 international students attending a Minnesota institution:
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students contributed $39 billion to the U.S. economy in 2016-2017. Within Minnesota, international students contributed over $458 million to the economy.
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||7,197|
|St. Cloud State University||1,569|
|Minnesota State University - Mankato||1,374|
|University of St. Thomas||651|
|Minnesota State University - Moorhead||476|
|All other Minnesota institutions||4,122|
|Total International Students Attending a Minnesota Institution||15,389|
Source: Institute of International Education, Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange
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The Open Doors® Report on International Educational Exchange is published by the Institute of International Education, the leading not-for-profit educational and cultural exchange organization in the United States. IIE has conducted an annual statistical survey of campuses regarding the international students in the United States since 1919, and with support from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs since the early 1970s. The census is based on a survey of approximately 3,000 accredited U.S. institutions. Open Doors also conducts and reports on separate surveys on U.S. students studying abroad for academic credit (since 1985), and on international scholars at U.S. universities and international students enrolled in pre-academic Intensive English Programs.