387 Bermudian Students Studying In USA In 2015

November 16, 2015

In 2015, 387 Bermudian students were studying in the United States, with the top U.S. host institutions for Bermudians said to be New England Institute of Technology, Johnson and Wales University, Barry University, and Flagler College.

“The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities increased 10% to a record high of 974,926 students in the 2014/15 academic year, the highest in 35 years and almost 90,000 more than the previous year, according to the 2015 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released on November 16,” the U.S. Consulate said.

“The report is published annually by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

Chart extracted from the report:

Fullscreen capture 16112015 114334

“In 2015, 387 Bermudian students were studying in the United States, the second study- abroad destination for Bermudian students following the UK.

“The top U.S. host institutions for Bermudians are New England Institute of Technology, Johnson and Wales University, Barry University, and Flagler College. Florida hosts 19% of Bermudian students, and Rhode Island hosts 11%.”

“The growth in international students confirms that the United States remains the destination of choice in higher education.

“The U.S. hosts more of the world’s 4.5 million globally mobile college and university students than any other country in the world, almost double the number hosted by the United Kingdom, the second leading host country.”

Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig commented, “Studying abroad is an excellent way for students to gain the international experience necessary to succeed in today’s global, borderless marketplace.

Chart extracted from the report:

Fullscreen capture 16112015 115452

“I am encouraged by the number of Bermudian students studying in the United States and look forward to increasing that number over time, especially now that Bermuda College is an EducationUSA advising center.”

“There are now 73 percent more international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities than were reported a decade ago, and the rate of increase has risen steadily for the past five years.

“International students now constitute almost five percent of the more than 20 million students enrolled in U.S. higher education, up from around four percent in previous years.”

The online EducationUSA Virtual College Fair for international youth on November 18, 2015, is open to anyone who has an Internet connection. It offers potential students access to more than 125 U.S. institutions of higher learning.

The Bermuda Fast Facts 2015 follow below [PDF here]:

The full Open Doors Global Fast Facts 2015 follow below [PDF here]:

click here banner education

Share via email

Read More About

Category: All, News, Politics

Comments (8)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. I heart 441 says:

    I expect this number to decrease within the next 10 years due to many US institutions raising their tuition rate significantly. Many students are not aware that some European Universities are tuition free, however with the US a close proximity to Bermuda, their universities will still have many Bermudians studying there.

    • Reality says:

      Which European Universities are tuition free? I would love to complete my Masters!

      • I heart 441 says:

        I think Germany and a few of the Scandinavian countries

      • X says:

        If you are Bermudian, then you will qualify as a British student. One of the very good reasons Bermuda should never be independent !

    • Joe says:

      US universities have also greatly raised aid. Only the wealthy pay full price. With financial aid, US schools can be cheaper tha elewhere and are generally a much better choice if someone wants to work in the US at some point.

      • I heart 441 says:

        International students don’t qualify for financial aid I believe.

  2. navin johnson says:

    the only way a US student would be here is living with their family….

  3. Kennette 'Island Empress' says:

    Glad to see Bermudians are taken part in the OPT Work program to enhance their resumes and work experience before returning home if they choose to.

Sign Up For Our Free Email Newsletters

email-banners-good-news-370