Nepali Student Numbers in the US

This post is another one on Nepali student numbers overseas. I had previously blogged about student numbers in Australia here and in New Zealand here. Well, given that the United States is the number one destination for most students, not only in Nepal but the rest of the world as well, here are the corresponding Nepali student figures for the US from 1995/96 to 2008/09 courtesy of the Open Doors website.

This figure shows the number of Nepali students going to the US for studies as well as the number of US students coming to Nepal to study. As of 2008/09, the Nepali student population was 11,581 which means that the current student population is less than 15,000. In 2008/09 Nepal was the eleventh-leading place of origin for students coming to the United States.