Foreigners in US science schools: 17% of bachelors, 29% of Masters and 38% of PhDs

According to the “Science and Engineering Indicators, 2004” report, the 2000 census showed a sharp rise in the numbers of foreign-born scientists and engineers in the United States. They accounted for 17% of bachelor’s-degree holders, 29% of master’s-degree holders, and 38% of doctorate holders. A decade earlier, just 24% of doctorate holders were born outside the United States. The National Science Foundation reports that 76% of international students getting Ph.D.’s intend to stay in the United States now, up from 63% a decade ago.