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SEVP Introduces a Redesigned SEVIS by the Numbers Report

June 23, 2017

The latest SEVIS by the Numbers report, which is presented in an enhanced design, is now available on

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released a redesigned version of the report to include more detailed information that highlights different international student trends, such as F and M student populations by region.

According to the latest report, there are 1.18 million F and M students studying in the United States, a two percent increase since May 2016. There are also approximately 194,600 J-1 exchange visitors in the United States.

Of the 1.18 million F and M students attending school in the United States:

  • 76 percent are enrolled in bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral programs.
  • 77 percent are from Asia.
  • 43 percent are pursuing programs of study in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
  • 35 percent study in California, New York or Texas.

The report also notes that there are currently 8,774 SEVP-certified schools in the United States.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will release the SEVIS by the Numbers report, which includes trends based on data from the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS), biannually.

If you wish to see how international student trends have changed over time, explore the Mapping SEVIS by the Numbers tool on Study in the States. The Mapping SEVIS by the Numbers tool is updated on a quarterly basis.

To learn more about international student trends, download the full SEVIS by the Numbers report on You can also find past reports on ICE’s Freedom of Information Act Library.

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