• Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019
  • Last Update : 03:20 am

Number of Bangladeshi students in US increases by 4.9%

  • Published at 11:47 am November 14th, 2018
web-Higher-Education-USA
Representational photo Bigstock

In six years the number has increased by 58.4%

The number of Bangladeshi students in US has increased by 4.9% during the last academic year.

The number reached 7,496, beating the international average increase of 1.5%, according to the 2018 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange.

The report said Bangladesh now ranks 24th in the world among countries sending students to US for higher education, and it ranks 10th in the world for the number of students studying at the graduate level. 

In fact, the number of Bangladeshi students studying in the country has increased by 58.4% over the past six years. 

For the past three years, colleges and universities in US have hosted more than a million international students, reaching a record high of 1.09 million this academic year. 

This also marks the 12th consecutive year of continued expansion of the total number of international students who are in the US for higher education.

In Bangladesh, Education USA advising services and reference materials are available at locations across the country, including: the American Center at the US Embassy located in Dhaka’s Baridhara area, the Edward M Kennedy Center for Public Service and the Arts in Dhanmondi and the American Corner in Chittagong.

Trained advisors lead group information sessions and provide individual counseling services for students and parents at these places. EducationUSA reference libraries and remote advising are also accessible at American Corners in Sylhet, Khulna and Rajshahi.