Analysis: 9% of Eastern Illinois University students are international
With 666 international students from 50 countries attending Eastern Illinois University on federal student visas, the group makes up 9 percent of the total student body, according to a East Central Reporter analysis of data obtained from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The data shows the number of F-1 visa holders attending colleges and universities in the state. In all, 7,415 students attend the university.
International students must obtain an F-1 visa to attend any academic institution in the United States, including a college or university. International students pay full tuition and must maintain a full course load.
International students at Illinois universities
|School||Total Student Enrollment||Percent International Students|
|University of Illinois Springfield||5,428||34%|
|University of Illinois||46,951||26.7%|
|Chicago State University||3,578||13.4%|
|University of Illinois Chicago||30,539||11.8%|
|Governors State University||5,819||10.9%|
|Southern Illinois University Carbondale||17,292||9.7%|
|Eastern Illinois University||7,415||9%|
|Northern Illinois University||19,015||8.6%|
|Western Illinois University||9,441||7%|
|Southern Illinois University Edwardsville||14,142||4.2%|
|Northeastern Illinois University||8,984||2.5%|
|Illinois State University||21,039||2.5%|
*Source: U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement