According to the 2018 Open Doors Report, the total number of Taiwan students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities increased for the third year in a row in the 2017-2018 academic year. Taiwan was the seventh largest source of international students in the United States for a fourth consecutive year. According to the 2018 Open Doors Report, there were 22,454 Taiwan students enrolled at U.S. institutions, an increase of 4.4 percent over the prior year.
During the 2017-2018 academic year, the largest portion of Taiwan students in the United States (41.1 percent) were enrolled in graduate study. Over 31 percent of all Taiwan students in the United States were undergraduates, a 7 percent increase over the prior year; 20 percent of Taiwan students participated in Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs (an increase of 6.5 percent). Taiwan student numbers increased at all levels except non-degree programs. 7.7 percent of all Taiwan students enrolled in non-degree programs, a decrease of 4.4 percent from the previous year.
- Institute of International Education website https://www.iie.org/opendoors
3 U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
4 American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) https://www.ait.org.tw/2018-open-doors-report-on-international-educational-exchange/