The University of Iowa

International student population and study abroad participation continue to grow at UI

November 14th, 2011

International student enrollment at the University of Iowa, as well as study abroad participation by UI students, have continued to grow faster than national trends. This is according to data released today by the Institute of International Education through its annual Open Doors report.

The number of international students at colleges and universities in the United States increased by 5 percent from academic year 2009-10 to 2010-11. The UI saw a 15-percent growth in international student enrollment in fall 2010, with 2,982 international students reported in fall 2010 and 2,589 international students in fall 2009.

Study abroad statistics from the Open Doors report, which are a year behind international student statistics, show a 4 percent increase in study abroad during 2009-10 at the national level. Study abroad at the UI increased 6.4 percent in the same time frame, with 1,365 students studying abroad in 2009-10 compared to 1,283 in 2008-09.

For more statistics on international students and scholars at the UI, contact Scott King at 319-335-0335 or

For more UI study abroad statistics, contact Phil Carls at 319-335-0353 or

Information on the 2011 Open Doors report can be found at