Below is a table that we compiled from leading sources to illustrate the number of international students by state and the economic contribution to that state.

State

State Abr

NAFSA Total Intl Students

NAFSA Economic Contribution

NAFSA Jobs Supported

DHS Total F-1 High Sschool

CSIET Total J-1 High School

Total High School

DHS SEVIS Total Schools

NAFSA State Economic Webpage

Alaska

AK

375

$11.6 million

82

1

134

135

49

Alabama

AL

9,376

$325.90 million

3,153

128

257

385

138

Arkansas

AR

5,799

$136.00 million

1,174

49

479

528

90

Arizona

AZ

22,548

$682.10 million

7,800

251

480

731

354

California

CA

160,592

$6.60 billion

69,154

4,346

1,417

5,763

2,143

Colorado

CO

11,631

$428.80 million

5,141

182

626

808

302

Connecticut

CT

15,112

$584.60 million

6,472

1,688

91

1,779

217

District of Colombia

DC

13,046

$591.80 million

5,769

0

15

15

73

Delaware

DE

6,342

$170.30 million

1,722

96

32

128

46

Florida

FL

46,221

$1.50 billion

15,165

2,159

577

2,736

1,149

Georgia

GA

24,265

$839.20 million

9,355

768

403

1,161

363

Hawaii

HI

3,706

$107.50 mllion

882

224

48

272

88

Iowa

IA

11,603

$352.00 million

2,883

147

478

625

227

Idaho

ID

3,597

$78.80 million

688

66

438

504

56

Illinois

IL

51,966

$1.70 billion

21,598

713

642

1,355

744

Indiana

IN

28,136

$920.70 million

10,084

306

933

1,239

289

Kansas

KS

8,911

$250.40 million

2,198

287

586

873

156

Kentucky

KY

12,073

$405.00 million

2,792

136

364

500

175

Louisiana

LA

7,177

$250.20 million

2,691

50

302

352

198

Massachusetts

MA

73,695

$3.20 billion

36,076

2,295

138

2,433

400

Maryland

MD

20,362

$761.40 million

8,725

573

166

739

343

Maine

ME

1,480

$55.60 million

446

662

229

891

122

Michigan

MI

31,408

$1.10 billion

12,281

497

1,898

2,395

522

Minnesota

MN

15,378

$467.70 million

4,202

445

973

1,418

289

Missouri

MO

220,140

$601.20 million

6,890

309

717

1,026

226

Mississippi

MS

3,361

$81.80 million

779

39

115

154

78

Montana

MT

1,410

$44.00 million

397

13

212

225

47

North Carolina

NC

22,782

$713.30 million

8,459

525

497

1,022

355

North Dakota

ND

2,002

$46.50 million

372

15

108

123

32

Nebraska

NE

5,320

$166.20 million

1,514

107

339