The U.S. Council of Graduate Schools reported on graduate school students from China who have gone to the U.S. to study. The report found that 37 percent of all international graduate students in the United States were from China; the number of students showed double digit growth each year for the past seven years. For the 2011-2012 school year, the number of international students studying in graduate programs in the U.S. for the first time grew by 8 percent over the previous school year. Among those, the number of graduate students from China grew by 22 percent.
The Council reported that the most popular majors for graduate study were business and engineering, which attracted 47 percent of the students.
Source: Xinhua, November 10, 2012