Wooster again ranks high for international student enrollment

Kauke Hall

The College of Wooster is once again considered one of the “Leading Institutions for International Students,” ranking No. 24 among colleges and universities in the United States, according to Open Doors, an annual report sponsored by the U.S. Department of State that tracks trends in international student enrollment.

The ranking is based on the actual number of international students studying at the College, which Open Doors reported as 282 students at Wooster this year. The number of international students enrolled at Wooster is down from the 2019-20 academic year, when 315 students were enrolled, but strong compared to the numbers at other institutions.  Undergraduate international enrollment dropped 34 percent last year across the United States from the previous year. Total international enrollment in higher education was under 1 million in the United States for the first time in five years. Wooster’s overall enrollment for domestic and international students was up this year, and the Class of 2025 was Wooster’s largest in a decade.

Continuing to rank as a leading institution for international students affirms Wooster’s commitment to having a diverse, inclusive, safe, and welcoming community. The global campus at Wooster, along with the small classes led by faculty who are leaders in their fields and excellent research opportunities, benefits all students. Wooster has been listed on the Open Doors list of leading institution consistently for the past several years, and was ranked No. 25 last year.

Founded in 1919, the Institute of International Education conducts an annual census of international students in the United States. Named the Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, it has long been regarded as the comprehensive information resource on international students and scholars in the United States and on U.S. students studying abroad.

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