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Texas A&M high on list for international students


- Released on Nov 15, 2011

COLLEGE STATION — Texas A&M is once again ranked among the top 25 universities nationally in the number of international students enrolled, according to the “Open Doors” report published for academic year 2010-2011 by the Institute of International Education (IIE) in partnership with the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
 
Texas A&M – with a total of 4,874 international students – is ranked 21st nationally, an increase of 263 students from the previous year.
 
Additionally, Texas A&M is listed among the top 25 institutions with the most students studying abroad.
 
“Because of the excellence and diversity of our colleges and universities, more students worldwide are choosing to study in the United States,” said assistant secretary of state Ann Stock. “Young people who study abroad gain the global skills necessary to create solutions to 21st Century challenges. In turn, international students globalize our campuses and communities.”
 
Texas A&M officials note they have long recognized the value of a globally diverse campus and the value of study abroad programs. University officials outlined a set of goals in the institution's academic master plan and identified programs aimed at supporting high-impact practices for undergraduate students. International study programs are among these designated high-impact practices.