Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities ORISE monitors how well the United States attracts and retains foreign scientists and engineers

The ORISE Stay Rates of Foreign Doctorate Recipients from U.S. Universities study (.PDF, 178 KB) estimates the stay rate of foreign nationals who receive doctorates in science and engineering from U.S. universities. Stay rates presented in this study are as of 2013. Data from 2017 have been recently released in the Science and Engineering Indicators 2020: Science and Engineering Labor Force, published by the National Science Board. Additional data from 2015 are available in the 2018 Science and Engineering Indicators, also published by the National Science Board. See Chapter 3: Science and Engineering Labor ForceImmigration and the S&E Workforce—New Foreign-Born WorkersLong-term Stay Rates for U.S. S&E Doctorate Recipients.

See also: 2011 data (.PDF, 151 KB)

*This work was performed for the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics of the National Science Foundation by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) through an interagency agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).

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ORISE Featurecast: Shedding light on foreign national stay rates

ORISE has been tracking stay rates for foreign nationals who come to the United States to earn doctoral degrees in science, engineering and other STEM-related fields since the 1970s. Why is this information important? What does it tell us about higher education in the United States? And what does the future look like for foreign nationals who come here to get their degrees? Leigh Ann Pennington and Mike Finn are experts at tracking this data, and explaining what it all means. Join us for an enlightening conversation.

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