Bangladeshi students in US doubled since 2013

Says US embassy

Staff Correspondent

17th July, 2019 11:03:40 printer

The number of Bangladeshi students studying in the United States has doubled since 2013 and Bangladesh is a top-25 sending country for international students studying in the US, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

The reports also claimed that the number of students from Bangladesh in the US increased by 4.9 percent, to 7,496 during the last school year, beating the international average increase of 1.5 percent, said a US press release.

Bangladesh also now ranks ninth in the world for the number of students studying at the graduate level in the United States, the press release added.     

Over the past three years, US colleges and universities hosted more than one million international students, reaching a record high of 1.1 million this school year.

This also marks the twelfth consecutive year of continued expansion of the total number of international students in US higher education, said the embassy.   

Meanwhile, US Ambassador to Bangladesh Earl R Miller and the US Embassy’s Education USA team on Wednesday hosted Bangladeshi students for the 2019 Education USA pre-departure orientation at the American Center in the capital.