Study in the U.S.
Study in the U.S.A
Thailand now ranks 17th among the countries that send university students to the United States, according to the Open Doors 2012 report. The number of Thai students enrolled in U.S. institutions of higher education is 7,626.
In 2011/12, the number of international students in the U.S. increased by 6 percent to a record high of 764,495. The top five U.S. States that host international students are California, New York, Texas, Massachusetts and Illinois. The most popular fields of study are Business, Management, Engineering, and Math/Computer Science.
California is by far the most popular state with Thai students. After California, Thai students prefer New York, Massachusetts, Texas and Illinois.
Top receiving institutions for Thais doing undergraduate programs are the University of Washington (WA), City College of San Francisco (CA), Academy of Art University (CA), University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (IL) and Purdue University - Main Campus (IN).
The top five most popular institutions for Thais doing graduate studies in the US are the Academy of Art University (CA), University of Wisconsin-Madison (WI), University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign (IL), University of Illinois (IL) and Oregon State University (OR).
Fifty percent of all Thais studying in the US are studying at the graduate level. Thirty-two percent are enrolled in undergraduate programs. Eight percent are listed as non-degree programs, while ten percent are there on Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Open Doors 2012 is an annual report on international academic mobility published by the Institute of International Education (IIE), with support from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State.
For more helpful information on studying in the United States, please consult the following publications: