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Global Mizzou: facts, figures and publications

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.


Open Doors Mizzou: Fast Facts

International Center Annual Report

Other reports

Global Mizzou facts

International students make up about 20 percent of Mizzou graduate student enrollment and eight 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 four percent of universities nationwide in study abroad participation according to the IIE Open Doors report.

In fall 2018, MU welcomed students from 107 different countries, with about half coming from China.

Since 1998, 64 MU faculty members have been named Fulbright Scholars.

In fall 2018 2,247 international students attended Mizzou, including 461 participating on post-completion practical training.

An estimated 22 percent of MU undergraduates study abroad during their academic career, compared to an estimated 10 percent nationwide.

In 2016/17 MU students studied in 49 different countries, with Italy being the most popular destination for the fifth year in a row.

During 2017/18, MU welcomed 863 international scholars who worked as educators and researchers at the university.