- Overall, 33% increase during past 2 years
- Masood Khan welcomes growing numbers of Pak students in US universities
- Efforts afoot to double the existing numbers in next three years: Masood Khan
- Pakistan among top 08 countries for international students
WASHINGTON DC: The US Department of State, in collaboration with the Institute of International Education (IIE), has released the annual Open Doors Report for 2022-23.
The report highlights a substantial increase in the number of students from Pakistan studying in US higher education institutions.
During 2022-2023, there were 10,164 Pakistani students, compared to 8,772 in the previous year, indicating an impressive 16% increase.
This growth positions Pakistan among the top eight Countries experiencing a notable rise in the number of students pursuing education in the United States, according to the US Open Doors Report on International Students Exchange.
Welcoming significant increase in numbers, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Ambassador Masood Khan expressed the hope that the ongoing efforts would result in doubling the existing numbers in next three years.
Masood Khan thanked the US administration for its cooperation in education sector and observed that the presence of Pakistani male and female students, from across the Country, in various US institutes not only reflected close cooperation of the two Countries in education sector but also guaranteed strong Pak-US relations in the future.
The envoy said that focus was being laid on providing Pakistani students with greater opportunities in STEM subjects especially in science, technology, engineering and mathematics so that they could benefit from US expertise and knowledge in these disciplines.
The report underscores the United States’ continued prominence as the top destination for international study in the 2022-2023 academic year.
Notably, the data reveals a significant milestone, with the US hosting over one million (1,057,188) international students during this period, marking a remarkable 12% increase from the previous academic year and representing the fastest growth rate in over four decades.