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Read the Latest SEVIS by the Numbers Report

January 28, 2020

The Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) released the latest version of the SEVIS by the Numbers report, which is now available on

The report uses Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) data from calendar year 2017 and calendar year 2018.

According to the report, there were 8,936 schools that were certified by SEVP to enroll international students. There were 1,551,373 active SEVIS records for F and M students in 2018.

Other highlights and notable trends from the report include the following:

  • The number of international student records in the United States from South America increased by 3.2 percent in 2018.
  • The Western and Northeastern regions of the United States hosted the largest number of international students, with 29.3 percent and 28.2 percent of students respectively.
  • The state of California was home to 11.8 percent of all SEVP-certified schools in the United States in 2018.
  • In 2018, 65 percent of SEVP-certified schools enrolled between 0 and 50 international students.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement releases SEVIS by the Numbers on an annual basis.

For more information on how international student trends have changed over time, explore the SEVIS Data Mapping Tool on Study in the States.

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