According to the Institute of International Education Open Doors 2016 report, 14,943 students from outside the U.S. attended Minnesota institutions during the academic year 2015-2016. This number was up 3.5 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 two years.
Of 2015-2016 international students attending a Minnesota institution:
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international students contributed $36 billion to the U.S. economy in 2015-2016. Within Minnesota, international students contributed over $418 million to the economy.
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||7,037|
|Minnesota State University - Mankato||1,281|
|St. Cloud State University||1,245|
|University of St. Thomas||612|
|Minnesota State University - Moorhead||470|
|All other Minnesota institutions||4,296|
|Total International Students Attending a Minnesota Institution||14,941|
Source: Institute of International Education, Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange