For a comparison with national data and trends, see the Institute of International Education’s most recent Open Doors report. Each year the International Center submits data on behalf of MU to Open Doors in the areas of international students, international scholars and study abroad.
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The MU International Center tracks and reports data on international students and study abroad participation as part of the nationwide Open Doors Report on International Education Exchange, published annually in November by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.
International students make up about 21 percent of Mizzou graduate student enrollment and seven percent of total student enrollment.
MU sends more students to study overseas than any other college or university in Missouri and is among the top five percent of universities nationwide in study abroad participation according to the IIE Open Doors report.
In fall 2016, MU welcomed students from 100 different countries, with nearly half coming from China.
Since 1998, 54 MU faculty members have been named Fulbright Scholars.
In fall 2016 2,792 international students attended Mizzou - an increase of over 12 percent in the past five years. Undergraduate enrollment alone has increased by 33 percent during the same period of time.
Nearly 22 percent of MU undergraduates study abroad during their academic careers, compared to an estimated 10 percent nationwide.
In 2014/15 MU students studied in 42 different countries, with Italy being the most popular destination.
During 2015/16 MU welcomed over 900 international scholars who worked as educators and researchers at the university.
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