Analysis: 8.6% of Northern Illinois University students are international
With 1,630 international students from 76 countries attending Northern Illinois University on federal student visas, the group makes up 8.6 percent of the total student body, according to a DeKalb Times 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, 19,015 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